BLM Adoption Form
American Legend trained by the best team in the business. 'Just saying.'
Seth "Bubba" Whitely and I are arguably the best training team in the business. Just under our unique sense of humor lies decades of horse experience and military training that results in teamwork that many have called magical.
In the early stages of gentling a wild mustang, you must similtainusouly teach the horse our definition of pressure and convince the mustang we represent safety and comfort. Easier with a partner that knows every move you are going to make, keeping me and the horse safe.
What once took weeks, can now be achieved in minutes without using any methods that cause pain, fear of pain or confusion. Our goal is to correctly start a mustang using their own language, understanding their movements and appealing to their intincts. Once the basic needs of the horse hae been addressed, the horse begins to trust and additional lessons of pressure and release can begin.
The results are the same: a trusting, loyal, willing and even jealous partner in a horse. You will never be able to train the instincts out of the mustang,nor would you want to. You won't be able to train the horse to be another horse or train a horse not to be a horse. And non of this is a secret, we teach the adopter as well.
First Come First Earned
The first step is download the adoption application, mail the completed application to the BLM office. If approved (and most are), the BLM will mail back an agreement. Mail the signed agreement with a check for $125 and the horse is yours. The whole process takes about two weeks. Being pre-approved is a plus. We are here to help in any way,
Why Adopt from Us
Putting aside the nearly 30 years of horse training experience, we utilize BLM aproved trailers to transport mustangs as well as board their horses at our certified facility (backed up by site visits from the Bureau of Land Management).
To be aproved to apdopt a wild horse on your own, your facilities must meet minimum requirements, including an outside corral with a minimum of 400 square feet (20x20) per animal (and not more than 50x50). All fences and gates must be at least six-feet high. Fencing material should be wooden planks spaced no more than one foot apart. Absolutely no barb wire, electric wire, T-posts, or high-tensile tubing. However, once a mustang is gentled, the BLM will allow the horses to be maintained in pastures or in box stalls with daily turnout.
Although the BLM has established basic training requirements (halter broke, able to pickup feet and trailer load), we always exceed minimum. The Equestrian has earned national and international reputation for its foundation training of horses. Your prospecive horse will recieve the same attention and fooundation training as all our horses.