Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Adoptions Challenge Painting #109 "Sky"

 Sky,  A beautiful  gelding from Beaty's Butte HMA in Oregon:

Krissy Matterson's own words about her Extreme Makeover Mustang  horse:

" Sky is a 5 year old  gelding, caught on November 8th of 2009. He was my first EMM horse, and boy was I a lucky lady!
5 by 7 inches Watercolor
by LindaLMartin
He never questioned me, only tried, and tried harder. I competed in 2010 with a Beatys Butte Gelding named Sky. He was the most beautiful creature.  I competed in the Albany Oregon Expo Extreme Mustang Makeover with him..

We were 11th place in The Albany Oregon Extreme Mustang  Makeover, by one He now lives in Washington with his adopter and her daughter, the daughter has fallen in love with him and is going to hopefully be doing 4-H with him this year. Sky is the easiest going trail horse I have ever ridden, He has made a very big impression on every human that he came in contact with. Just to look at him made you sigh."

Reference photo supplied by Krissy Matterson.
Used by permission. All Rights Reserved.
When trainers compete in the Extreme Mustang Makeover they are randomly assigned a horse, which they train for 100 days, then exhibit then auction to the highest bidder. Unlike the Supreme Extreme Makeover where the trainer can choose to adopt their horse outright before training begins.

If the Trainer decides they like the horse and want to keep it they must bid with the rest of the public in order to adopt the horse they trained.   Fortunately, many trainers offer additional training and are a part of the horse's life  until the new owner and the horse are both comfortable and relatively safe under most conditions.

To read more about the Extreme Mustang Makeovers and the Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeovers go to

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