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2018 Mustang Makeover Applications Due Jan. 5

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James Duffey and Gwen enter the ring for their first class, Handling and Conditioning at the Extreme Mustang Makeover. Credits: Courtesy Jerry Duffey
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James Duffey and Gwen trot through cones in the Trail Obstacle class at the Extreme Mustang Makeover. Credits: Courtesy Jerry Duffey
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James Duffey and Gwen enter the ring for their Freestyle program with Duffey dressed as Flynn Rider and Gwen as Rapunzel at the Extreme Mustang Makeover. Credits: Courtesy Jerry Duffey
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Trainer applications are due on Jan. 5 for the Lexington, Kentucky, Extreme Mustang Makeover competition.

The wild horse training competition will be held in 2018 two cities – Lexington, KY and Fort Worth, Texas.

Building upon the success of its 2016-2017 six city tour, Extreme Mustang Makeover (EMM) returns in 2018 and continues to deliver on its mission of finding homes for American mustangs.

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The EMM program, created and produced by the Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse & Burro Program, involves a 100-day competition that challenges trainers to gentle and saddle train wild mustangs to ready them for competition. Through a series of classes and a Top Ten finals competition, trainers display the mustangs’ skills and demeanor, followed by a bidding process where spectators can adopt or purchase one as their own.

After being selected to compete for the EMM Lexington, KY event, trainers are paired with an American mustang that has been virtually untouched by humans. With approximately three months to gentle and saddle train the mustang, trainers then compete in a series of classes to qualify for the top 10 freestyle performance to showcase their mustang’s talents — such as riding without a bridle and standing atop the saddle.

The EMM Fort Worth, Texas event in September 2018 will feature a format called Player’s Choice. Eligible adult trainers will be allowed to bid on the mustang of their choosing for use in competition from a selection of 250 mares and geldings and compete for their chance to win the top prize of $50,000.

Apply to compete at http://extrememustangmakeover.com/compete/

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