BLM Successful Mustang Adoption Study

I recently stumbled across a study trying to characterize what makes a successful mustang adoption.  Needless to say, no one ever asked me!

I thought it was interesting that a study was done and that it only included those who adopted in New England.  The results as to what makes a successful adoption of a wild mustang are inconclusive!  No surprises there…anyone with a horse, much less a wild caught mustang would say that it depends on the day as to whether or not the partnership is successful.  But the study does make for interesting reading.  See Successful Wild Horse Adoptions Characterized by Casie Bazay posted on

Even more fascinating was another link I found on The Horse to a video from the BLM discussing their long-term holding facilities.  Not only do I want the job of the lady being interviewed but once you see the lush pastures, I think this is where Kobi though he’d be going when he was rounded up!


About Heather Hamel

Growing up with horses is a little girls dream come true. Heather’s dream in life was to be a horse trainer - how dreams change - sort of! She moved to the wonderfully historic town of St. Augustine, Florida and was a historic tour guide and a ghost story teller while putting herself through college to become a special education teacher. After graduating, she felt the pull of horses in her life again. That's when she met Kobi! She learned quickly that when you own horses you become a part time vet, part time nutritionist, and full time equestrian. She wouldn't change a thing! In addition to being completely obsessed with her herd, she still teaches and tutors students with learning disabilities, and more specifically, dyslexia.
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