Mustang

Matt and Stacie Zimmerman

This weekend the Mustang Mania Incentive Program will give trainers the chance to show off their skills. The competition challenges youths and adults to adopt and train a wild horse in just 90 days. Veteran horse trainers Matt and Stacie Zimmerman tell us about this experience and how it’s helping to find homes for hundreds of wild horses.

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Frank Sorger of Nampa / Bureau of Land Management

The last wild horses rescued from the 2015 Soda Fire are going home this month.

Bureau of Land Management

President Donald Trump’s budget request, released this week, includes a provision changing how the Bureau of Land Management manages wild mustangs in the West.

Both the BLM and its detractors agree there are too many wild horses on the landscape. Erin Curtis is the Deputy State Director of Communications for BLM Idaho.

“We cannot keep up with what’s happening out on the range and overpopulation,” says Curtis.

Kelly Magee / Bureau of Land Management

Horses, trainers and potential owners are gathering Friday and Saturday in Nampa to watch wild mustangs show off in the ring.

The Extreme Mustang Makeover is a chance for wild horses to get a new home. Each horse is hooked up with a trainer before the event. The horses are then taken to the makeover to show what they can learn in a short period of time.