Pick-up Day for the Fort Collins Colorado Mustang Makeover Challenge Painting #72
"The Boys on Pick-up Day"
8 by 10 inch watercolor
by LindaLMartin Artist
What is the Mustang Makeover?
This is an event put together by the Mustang Heritage Foundation. By matching up trainers with older Mustangs, tohandle them, compete upon them and then present them for adoption. The idea is that this preliminary training will make the mustang easier to adjust to domestic life and provide a higher chance for successful placement and adoption for the horses.
Mustangs for the chosen for the Makeover must be of a simular type and size and can only be chestnut, bay, or black. These are the most freqent colors among wild horses and the most difficult to find adopters for.
Madeleine's Boy at the Holiding Pen
at the Paul's Valley Adoption Center
Madeleine LeClerc and Robert Carlson are two Makeover trainers. They each have been assigned a horse through a random electronic drawing system. They will train and condition these mustangsfrom their completely wild state to competition in 100 Days. The Final test for these trainers and Mustangs will be on June 10th and 11th .
Robert's Horse The First Day
At home in Texas
All horses in this makeover will be available for adoption on June 12th. Once the horses are adopted the trainers can also offer additional training for both the adoptive family and the horse. Madeleine and Robert picked up their Mustangs at the Paul’s Valley Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Center in Oklahomathe second week of March.
To read more about the Fort Collins Mustang Makeoverhere is their web information: http://www.extrememustangmakeover.com/emmcolorado.php There are also links to requirements for adoption, trainer qualifications and competition rules.There are more Mustang Makeovers to come this year and of course the Supreme Makeover later in the year.
Special Thanks to Lightning Bug Creek Photography for the reference images and updates on the training.
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