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post #1 of 11 Old 03-22-2015, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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Extreme Mustang Makeover

So I've decided to do the Extreme Mustang Makeover for Youths a year from now. My parents have agreed, but I have to return the Mustang to the BLM after the contest because we can't support a second horse financially. It's heartbreaking, but I know that by starting its training, I will have assured it a better possibility of a forever home.
My problem is that I want a list of necessary (or helpful, even if not 100% needed) equipment for starting a horse.
The horse I have now is at a barn, not on my property. However, my family goes to our summer house for the summer, which is when I'd do the contest. I would rent some land and keep both horses on that land. So, I know I need to find a farrier, vet, hay supplier, etcetera in the area. Also, I need to find potential locations to bring the Mustang to get him over his fear of new places. Any pointers on training, setting up a living space, etcetera? When the time comes, I'll be sure to keep everyone updated!

P.S. Tips on safety proofing grass for poisonous plants and holes?
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-22-2015, 09:50 AM
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First, what is your experience level? I don't mean to drag you down but experience if VERY important. Mustangs aren't going to be like your domesticated horse. He's going to be fearful, challenging, and hard work. Have you ever trained a horse from the ground up? If not, I wouldn't suggest you do this. Unless you happen to find a trainer in that location that will help you. But still, you should have a lot of experience.

The living space should meet BLM requirements. You'll probably get a 2yo so a 6ft fence would be ideal. You'll want a corral or pen bigger than 20x20 and a shelter 12x12. Your trailer needs to meet requirements too.

I don't think you'd worry about pasture now.

But there's a chance you won't get selected. You're going to have to state your experience level. I doubt they let people who only have riding and basic handling experience do the EMM.
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I've been riding for seven years, and I've dealt with horses that are forgetting their training, but I've never started a horse. How would I get that experience, though? I don't live on a farm and I don't live in the country.
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post #4 of 11 Old 03-22-2015, 01:04 PM
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Find a trainer and apprentice under them.
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post #5 of 11 Old 03-22-2015, 01:23 PM
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I agree to find a trainer near you, esp one that has mustang experience. The reason I say mustang experienced is that there is a lot of prejudice towards them and having someone that knows the breed will be more willing to help.
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post #6 of 11 Old 03-22-2015, 01:36 PM
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Where are you located OP? Like state? There could be some TIP trainers near you.
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Where are you located OP? Like state? There could be some TIP trainers near you.
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New Jersey. That's a really good idea. I'm gonna try that
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post #8 of 11 Old 03-22-2015, 02:54 PM
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post #9 of 11 Old 03-22-2015, 03:35 PM
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Just to clarify, the youth version of the Extreme Mustang Makeover generally only involves halter-breaking and general ground work/gentling with a yearling... not going through the entire process of starting the horse under saddle.
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post #10 of 11 Old 03-22-2015, 04:40 PM
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Talk to CrossCountry on here. She did the EMM last year!
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