Another Prison Trained Mustang Auction Opportunity – October 8, Carson City, Nevada!






Yay!

Another opportunity to purchase a prison trained Mustang!

As I’ve reported a few times previously, these Mustangs are remarkable!!  One might question having an inmate train a Mustang, but I gotta tell you, they do a great job!

First of all, the prisoners are guided by an incredible horseman who runs the program.  Secondly, the inmates spend 8 hours a day, 5 days a week for 3-4 months with each Mustang.  Wow!  I know NO OTHER trainer who spends that much concentrated time with a single horse, ever!

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And, contrary to what you might think, these horses are sold for way under their training ability.  I’ve been there.  I’ve raised my paddle.  I mean, sure, the colored ones tend to go for the most money.  But the others are gems, too, and I’ve seen them sell for very little.  Not that I’m promoting buying cheap horses… I’m just saying that you get ‘bang for your buck’, so to speak.

And, most of these Mustangs are very hearty with great feet.  All are UTD on their shots and worming.  All are fit when they leave the premises.

All lined up, plus the donkey!

A MARE!!!

This is the first time, ever, that I have seen a mare included in the auction!

I’m guessing the adopter would have to guarantee that she would not be bred.  Dunno.

But, I wonder what it was about this mare that made her a candidate for training?  She must be very special!

This is the mare, Luna.

THE TRAINING

These horses go from absolutely wild in the pen to under saddle and doing tricks!

For sure all of them ride, stop, back, turn, trot, canter, side-pass and load.  They pick up all fours and most of them can do something special that their trainer has showed them.

The most exciting part for me is that these horses are totally desensitized! They walk over plastic water bottles, they walk through pool noodles, they go over teeter-totter bridges and can open a mailbox…

But the most impressive thing to me is that they all stand together quietly.  They wait their turn and do their thing no matter what anyone is doing in the stands or what kind of rain is pounding on the metal roof.

In fact, last time I went to the auction, the PA system was all messed up.  It kept blurting at a million decibels and screeching.  The horses didn’t even notice!!  I was very impressed.  My horses would have left the building – quickly.

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REMEMBER

If you go to the auction, it is on the prison grounds so YOU CANNOT WEAR BLUE CLOTHING, blue jeans, tank tops or shorts.

Whatever money you spend goes back into this great prison program.   You can view the horses an hour before the auction.  You can ask any questions and there will be a demonstration of each horse.  The inmates have contests and you get to see how the horses behave in obstacles and other types of events.

And, most of all, these are quality individuals who would otherwise languish in a pen, locked-up forever.

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HERE WE GO!

 

Geppetto

 

Geppetto side

 

Cute Face!

 

Jack, side

 

Is that a scar on his nose? Or a snip?

 

Pretty

 

His blaze looks like a spatula

 

Fletcha, side

 

Pretty Boy

 

Hubby loves this color.

 

Luna, the mare, is only 3 year old!

 

The ONLY mare!

 

Great expression!

 

Savvy side view

 

Nice!

 

Nice gelding!

 

Look at his wavy forelock!

 

Cutie!

 

He sounds like he has really learned to ride!

 

Looks calm.

 

Great face.

 

Solid.

 

Very striking and the biggest! He may be the most valued. Dunno. Hard to predict.

 

Pretty!

 

He is the only Paint so he will probably be the higest price, depeding upon his performance.

 

Color!

 

OMG! The darling burro!!

 

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3 comments have been posted...

  1. RiderWriter

    Kitty, that is a really, really good question – I have wondered the exact same thing myself. I wish they would publish some “Happily Ever After” stories somewhere so we could see what these horses are doing. I think it would help in selling them as well! Or maybe they DO do that and we don’t know where to look? Dawn, any clue?

    I like Zorro and Poco the best this time. If I rode Western I’d be happy and proud to own one of those fellas. And the mare looks like a good, sensible girl!

  2. Kitty Bo

    I am curious is anyone has done any follow up w/ the buyers of these horses as to how the horses did in their new homes. I would think that a green mustang would not be a beginner’s horse. The horses are young, in a new kind of living environment, and especially young horses will often do well with their new training in an environment that they are used to, but once that status quo changes, how do they respond? Many a “tame” young horse will revert to insecure behavior when sold and taken to a new home. I wonder about these horses.

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