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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
HERE WE GO!
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