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Born of the belief that positive experiences with animals can be life-changing, The Mustang Project was created with the following objectives and purposes: a) to provide a program for youth, especially those deemed to be at-risk, to learn about, interact with, and care for horses, b) to give participating youth the opportunity to gentle and train wild horses (Mustangs), c) to use this interaction with horses to increase awareness of and empathy toward animals and people, d) to foster a sense of accomplishment and self-worth among participants, and to provide an incentive to excel in all areas of their lives, e) to give them the skills and opportunities to pursue a career working with horses if desired, f) to hold special events and distribute educational materials to increase public awareness about adopting and training Bureau of Land Management mustangs, g) to adopt BLM mustangs for use in the program.
Our goal is to create a facility for mustangs where students and youth can come and learn about mustangs and work with them to gentle them for adoption or for use in the program. The facility would be open to the public. We hope to train mustangs to use in equine therapy for handicapped individuals, particularly wounded warriors.