The Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) applauds all the talented trainers who are part of the Trainer Incentive Program (TIP) on placing a record-breaking number of gentled mustangs and burros in April.
Through TIP, approved trainers receive untouched mustangs and burros from Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding facilities, gentle the animals, and find adoptive homes for them. In April, TIP trainers placed 452 animals into private care, surpassing the previously held monthly record by more than 100 animals.
Since the program’s inception in 2007, TIP trainers have facilitated placement of more than 14,000 gentled mustangs and burros, playing a crucial role in MHF’s annual goals of placing more animals into private care. MHF supports TIP trainers in 40 states across America by compensating them for each animal gentled and placed through adoption. In return, TIP trainers help MHF fulfill its mission of facilitating successful placements outside of holding for America’s excess wild horses and burros.
Established in 2001, MHF has connected nearly 10,000 adopters and purchasers with more than 16,000 mustangs and burros previously in BLM holding facilities. Through a long-standing partnership with BLM’s Wild Horse & Burro Program, MHF creates, implements, and improves programs like TIP and events like the Extreme Mustang Makeover, where participants are given approximately 100 days to train a wild horse before they compete. These outreach opportunities aim to increase awareness of the issues faced by America’s wild horse and burro population and decrease the number of animals in BLM holding facilities.
Surpassing placement records requires hours of dedication from TIP trainers across the country. MHF commends all TIP trainers for this remarkable achievement and their lasting commitment to gentling and finding homes for mustangs and burros.
For more information about TIP or to get involved with the program, visit mustangheritagefoundation.org/tip/.
About the Mustang Heritage Foundation
The Mustang Heritage Foundation is dedicated to facilitating successful placements for America’s excess wild mustangs and burros through innovative programs, events and education. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, visit mustangheritagefoundation.org.
About the Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) removes wild horses and burros from public lands to ensure a healthy balance of land and animals. Since 1971, the BLM has placed more than 250,000 wild horses and burros into good homes nationwide. Partnerships, like the Mustang Heritage Foundation, provide the BLM with additional opportunities to place animals into good homes. Interested applicants can attend BLM offsite adoption/sales event, visit a BLM Off-Range Corral, or participate in an Internet adoption/sales event to apply to take a wild horse or burro home! To learn more about the Wild Horse and Burro Program, please call 866-468-7826 or visit BLM.GOV/whb.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of subsurface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield.