Monday, August 31, 2009

ADOPTED WILD MUSTANG FESTIVAL

Horse clinic in the morning, Extreme Mustang Makeover Contestants show off their Mustangs at noon, and Fun Horse Show in the afternoon. Join us with your horse or without. Everyone is welcome. Come experience America’s Mustangs.



ADOPTED WILD MUSTANG FESTIVAL


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2009
Pittsboro, North Carolina

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Awesome Pics

Some more great pics from Sunday, August 23rd. Thank you to Deonna and Megan for the pictures! :)







The Big Three

Well, folks...Gus is now 3 yrs old. We celebrated his birthday at the ranch on the 23rd, but his actual birthday was Monday, the 24th. Gus spent the day playing with his friends and enjoyed two Vanilla mini cupcakes while he was sang too, hahaha. We also celebrated baby Sunday's 1st birthday as well (Sunday and Deonna are in the picture below). We had a joint party and Sunday seemed to enjoy all the attention. I think every Mustang deserves a nice birthday party and dessert.. I mean, birthdays are only once a year. :)





Thursday, August 20, 2009

Local National Wild Horse Adoption Day Event

Wild Horse Advocates Set 1,000 Horse and Burro Adoption Goal

Fort Worth, Texas, July 1 -- Wild horse and humane animal advocacy groups from across the nation are joining forces for a single cause: to encourage the American public to consider and act on the adoption of a wild horse or burro. A goal of 1,000 adoptions has been set for the first National Wild Horse Adoption Day to be held September 26, 2009.

Local wild horse advocates and fans can take advantage of National Wild Horse Adoption Day by attending an event September 19 & 20, 2009 at The Wild West Extravaganza in Pahrump, NV. The National Wild Horse Association will have gentled horses available at the event on a first come first served basis both days.

Nearly 33,000 mustangs roam federal lands across the West. In order to manage the herds and maintain both land and herd health, the Bureau of Land Management oversees the adoption of wild horses and burros through public adoptions held throughout the United States. Since 1973, more than 220,000 wild horses and burros have been adopted.

Horses between the ages of 1 and 6 years old are typically selected from the herds for adoption, but a horse of any age can fit into the right farm or ranch. For many mustang adopters, having the opportunity to work with a horse or burro with a storied past and an unconventional upbringing brings a unique and special element to their relationship.

The groups supporting National Wild Horse Adoption Day, in addition to the BLM, include Wild Horses 4 Ever, the American Horse Protection Association, the Mustang Heritage Foundation and The Humane Society of the United States.

The goal of 1,000 horses adopted through a National Adoption Day program could create a savings of more than $1,500,000 for the BLM and the American taxpayer.

For more information on events or how to volunteer, go to nationalwildhorseadoptionday.org, nwha.us or call The National Wild Horse Association at 702.452.5853.

Friday, August 14, 2009

August 14th Play Day

Today was a great day! Gus spent most of the day playing in the arena with Sawyer, Cochise, Borrego, and TC (Tony Curtis). Sawyer and I also spent some time teaching Gus to pony. All is going well, but every now and then his near 3 year old attention span kicks in but he is quickly put back in his place. They are starting to make a great team and I couldn't be happier. On a different note, today was my little brother, Jared Clayton's birthday. Jared passed away in 2004 due to brain cancer at the age of 19. My parents and I always take this day off of work and enjoy the day as Jared would...exploring someplace new, listening to music and daydreaming, enjoying fresh blueberries and blackberries, etc. Well today, in Jared's honor, my boys and I shared some blueberries. Unfortunately, Jared never had a chance to meet Gus and Sawyer, but as the saying goes..."Great minds think alike"....and my boys love blueberries. We love you, Jared.

http://www.myspace.com/jaredadamclayton










Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Go WILD!!


Go Wild on September 26th for National Wild Horse Adoption Day!

Maybe its the first time a whiskered nose brushes your hand,
or the slight twitch of a muscle as he stands,
but when a Mustang allows you to become part of its world
you know the bond is more than you expected.
It's a trust that can't be defined.
And even better...It's America's REAL horse.
Rugged. Earthy. Authentic. Legendary.


Our local National Adoption Day event will be through the National Wild Horse Association and will be held in Pahrump, Nevada during the Wild West Extravaganza on September 19th and 20th. Horses available can be viewed at http://www.nwha.us/show/nwhad.htm or from the NWHA website.

Sept 19th, 2009 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sept 20th, 2009 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

For more information:

National Wild Horse Association

National Adoption Day