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


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.

All lined up, plus the donkey!


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.


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.

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Geppetto side


Cute Face!


Jack, side


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




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 gelding!


Look at his wavy forelock!




He sounds like he has really learned to ride!


Looks calm.


Great face.




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




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




OMG! The darling burro!!


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Prison Trained Mustangs Part Two…

Last week I told you all about my adventures at the Prison Trained Mustang Auction in Reno, Nevada.

If you’d like to read that post, click here.

While there, I took some really pathetic photos because I didn’t have access into the prisoners’ arena – for obvious reasons.

However, through the grapevine, I was given photos of the prison trained mustangs as they competed during the obstacle course.  There was an amateur photographer who was able to get up close and personal on the course.  That photog happened to also own a prison trained mustang, so he was able to get in closer.

Sadly, the only horse he didn’t photograph was ALL BUSINESS, my personal favorite.  I really, really liked him.  Oh well…

So without further ado, here are the ‘insider’ photos from the August 20th Prison Trained Mustang Adoption!



These are all the inmates getting organized before the competition. I love how CHUBS (on the far right is looking straight at camera!)


OK, here's a wild horse wearing a stuffed animal on his head...


Notice the mess of plastic bottles by his feet... This is Lahontan who was the youngest at only 3.


All those people in the background are saying, "How can I get MY horse to do that?!"


This Mustang was from a previous Prison Trained Auction


CHUBS was such an incredible horse!


Curly Bill was the one who was really, really mellow... He sold for $500 and will be an incredible kids horse!


Frito Bandito was the high point horse all around.


I loved Yosemite Sam. He was so kind. Here he is making googley eyes at the fillies...


War Paint sold the highest. He had 4 colors on him... black, brown, tan and white. Gorgeous boy.


This cutie pie is DJ. He was the smallest. I bid on him but didn't win...


A new relationship begins...


Could DJ be any cuter? I should have raised my paddle higher.


Love it!


This is Jill Starr who is Lifesavers Mustang Rescue. She helped save 32 weanlings this month off of the Fallon lot. Anyway, she has 3 prison trained mustangs!


I could not get any of my horses to wear this! Well, maybe Violet Beauregard but that's all...


A sweet story...


With a happy ending...



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