Trainer’s Corner: My Journey with “Journey” the Mustang – Part 4

Matt and Journey the Mustang. Photo Courtesy Alayne Blickle.

Competition Day and Beyond At the end of our last article, I’d been out of town judging shows and wishing I had more time to prepare my mustang, Journey, for the upcoming Mustang Mania Trainers Challenge (see the July/August issue). These mustang competitions demand a solid, trusting relationship between horse …

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Trainer’s Corner: My journey with “Journey” the Mustang – Part 3

Matt and Journey the Mustang. Photo Courtesy Alayne Blickle

Competitions and Opportunities Highlight Mustangs’ Qualities At the end of the last article, I’d finally saddled Journey, my formerly wild mustang who I was preparing for a 90-day competition, with a full-sized saddle after starting him with a kid’s saddle. Then life happened, and I had to be gone for …

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Mustang Champions Announces Start Date for the Mustang Classic and Mustang Challenge Events – September 8th, 2023

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Mustang Champions, a new partner with the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Program, officially introduced two new mustang competitions: Mustang Classic and Mustang Challenge. Wanting to give competitors as much training time to compete Mustang Champions changed the starting adoption or purchase date for their competitions to …

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New & Noteworthy: Going Somewhere New? Prepare for a Horse’s Changing Emotions

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Riders everywhere train and practice for months to achieve their goals, only to get sidelined by unexpected, preventable circumstances in new environments. Colorado resident Julie Goodnight shares strategies to help listeners go to their next event without blinders on in the latest episode of the Horse Goals or Bust! series …

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Horse Gentler Monty Roberts Tames a Wild Horse In Front of 30,000 Brazilians 

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Photo Credit André Monteiro. Taken at Barretos Equine Event 2023, Provided by Debbie Loucks.

Sao Paulo, Brazil: American Trainer, Monty Roberts, is known worldwide for his gentle taming method which establishes a connection with the animal and does not require brute force.  The Horse Gentler Monty Roberts uses gentle taming with horse at Barretos Equine Event 2023  Under the eyes of the audience at the …

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Trainer’s Corner: My Journey with “Journey” the Mustang – Part 2

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Journey on Arrival. Photo Courtesy Matt Livengood

From BLM Holding to Accepting a Saddle In my first article in this series, I introduced you to Journey, my 4-year-old (formerly) wild mustang. I chose him by looking through photos of available mustangs for a 90-day mustang competition where competitors gentle and then ride wild horses. I brought Journey …

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