Extreme Mustang Makeover 2007
100 trainers, 100 wild horses, 100 days, $25,000
BLM's Extreme Mustang Makeover Web Site
The Mustang Heritage Foundation Website now has official results!

Click here for news of 2008 Extreme Mustang Makeover and related events by the Mustang Heritage Foundation

(A M4U reader from Texas)

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!
That's about all I can say about the Extreme Mustang Makeover! It was perhaps the very best thing to happen to mustangs EVER!


Reporters and photographers crowd around Guy Woods and Max, the Champion

SEE VIDEO OF THE FREESTYLE PERFORMANCES OF THE TOP THREE FINALISTS

READ AN EXCELLENT REVIEW OF THE EVENT ON "THE INSIDE POOP"


Introducing the Trainers

Dwight Bilyk speaks with fans

Finalists

Guy Wood


Cliff Tipton & Hercules


Evija Aunina & Wellington


Guy Woods and Max


Asa Pippin


Waiting for the Finals to begin

Friday practice
 

Volnei Rodrigues & Gaucho

Cody Keller

Abel Garcia & Deacon

Ashley Stevenson & Rocks

Ray Ariss & Hail Yeah

Judging Conditioning

Friday Night Media Bash

Weldon Hawley

Tanner Lauman holds court with a group of spectators -  something about dinosaur bones

BLM wrangler's daughter on their family's mustang

Cliff Tipton

Friday night Media Bash at the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame

Friday practice - Sharleen Bergum on Slim Jim

Stalls area

Riding Trail Course Competition (note the packed stands!)

There are a lot of websites with bits and pieces about the Mustang Heritage Foundation's "Extreme Mustang Makeover."

Here I have tried to put it all together, so you can see all 100 Extreme Mustang Makeover trainers (more or less alphabetical order) with their mustang's BLM photo from before it was picked up, plus any updated photos and links to blogs, websites, videos, etc., that trainers have sent me or that I have found.

If you are in this exciting competition and want to be listed here, email me!

  1. Roeliff Annon, NM
    "Nick" sold for $3100
    Trainer Roeliff Annon  NM  Horse gathered from Calico Mountains HMA
    Horse: NV 222 Calico M
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    Roeliff Annon News Story & Video

  2. Josh Appleby, AZ
    "Gambler" sold for $1500 -donated back to Appleby family to rebuild after tornado
    Trainer Josh Appleby  AZ  Horse gathered from Palomino Valley HMA
    Horse: Palomino Valley (No HMA stated)
    Josh Appleby - email only -
    News article about Josh Appleby and Gambler
     
  3. Lonnie Aragon, CO
    "Pino" sold for $2100
    Trainer Lonnie Aragon  CO  Horse gathered from Maverick Medicine HMA
    Horse: Palomino Valley (No HMA stated)

     
  4. David Lee Archer, CA
    "Sunka Wa Can" sold back to David Lee Archer for $1600
      Trainer David Archer  CA - Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA
    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA
    David Lee Archer Website

    DLA YouTube video

     
  5. Ray Ariss, CA
    "Hail Yeah" sold for $50,000 to the City of Norco and the Mustang Heritage Foundation
    Trainer Ray Ariss  - CA - Horse gathered from Palomino Valley HMA
    Horse: Palomino Valley (No HMA stated)
    Ray Ariss - News story
    Ray Ariss - website

     
  6. Evija Aunina, WY
    "Wellington" finished #4 overall, sold for $3800
    Trainer Evija Aunina - WY - Horse gathered from Black Rock West HMA
    NV227 BLACK ROCK WEST
     
  7. Jennifer Baird, MT
    "Ruger" sold for $1000
    Trainer Jennifer Baird  MT - Horse gathered from Palomino Valley HMA
    Horse: Palomino Valley (No HMA stated)
    News Article
     
  8. Vixen Barney, OR
    "Chance" sold for $1500
    Vixen and Chance finished #26 overall - Vixen was riding with two broken vertebrae!
    Trainer Vixen Barney  OR - Horse gathered from Palomino Valley HMA
    Horse: Palomino Valley (No HMA stated)
    Vixen Barney news story
    News 2
    Vixen Barney - Blog
    I could be their Pony! If I can just make it back to Oregon!
     
  9. Sharleen Burgum, SD
    "Slim Jim" sold for $2000
    Trainer Sharleene Bergum  SD - Horse gathered from Calico Mountains HMA
    Horse: NV 222 Calico Mountains
     
  10. Dwight Bilyk, OK
    "J4" finished #5, sold for $6000
    Trainer Dwight Bilyk  OK - Horse gathered from Calico Mountains HMA
    Horse: NV 222 Calico Mountains



     
  11. Ben Bowman, IN
    "Waylon" (or was it Willie?) sold for $900
    Trainer Ben Bowman  IN  Horse gathered from Granite Peak HMA
    NV303 Granite Peak
     
  12. William "Nick" Bowman, IN
    "Willie" (or was it Waylon?) Finalist, sold for  $1400
    Trainer William Bowman  IN - Horse gathered from Maverick Medicine HMA
    NV105 Maverick-Medicine
     
  13. Cindy Branham, KS
    "Joshua" sold for $7500 to trainer Cindy Branham
    Trainer Cindy Branham  KS - Horse gathered from Maverick Medicine HMA
    NV105 Maverick-Medicine
     
    Website with Updates
    News Article
    News #2
     
  14. Mary Lee Brighton, UT
    "Joyee" sold for $2400
    Trainer Mary Lee Brighton  UT - Horse gathered from Palomino Valley HMA
    Horse: Palomino Valley (No HMA stated)
     
  15. Diana Caldwell, MO
    "Nikko" sold for $1000
    Trainer Diana Caldwell  MO - Horse gathered from Maverick Medicine HMA
    Horse: Maverick-Medicine

     
  16. Jason Carter, AR
    "Arky" sold for $1800
    Trainer Jason Carter  AR  Horse gathered from Maverick Medicine HMA

    Horse: Palomino Valley (No HMA stated)
     
  17. Jesus Castillo, TX
    "Nino Chico" sold for $2000 back to trainer Jesus Castillo
    Trainer Jesus Castillo  TX -  Horse gathered from Butte HMA
    Horse: Palomino Valley (No HMA stated)

     
  18. Charlie Bob "Buddy" Cooper, TX
    "Cowtown" sold for $1100 back to the Cooper family
    Trainer Charlie Cooper  TX  Horse gathered from Maverick Medicine HMA
    Horse: Palomino Valley (No HMA stated)
     
  19. Robert "Bo" Cordell, IA
    "Banjo" sold for $1000
    Trainer Robert Cordell  IA  Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA

    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA
     
  20. Jeanie Curphey, FL
    "Felix" sold for $4800
    Trainer Jeanie Curphey  FL - Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA
    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA

    Jeanie Curphey news video
    Jeanie Curphey website


     
  21. Holly Davis, MT
    "Chopper" finished in Top 10, sold for $4800
    Trainer Holly Davis  MT  Horse gathered from Palomino Valley HMA
    Horse: Palomino Valley (No HMA stated)
    Zane & Holly Davis, Blog#2

     
     
  22. Zane Davis, MT
    "AlGore" finished #3, sold for $5300

    Trainer Zane Davis  MT  Horse gathered from Calico Mountains HMA
    Horse: NV 222 Calico Mountains
    BLOG


     
  23. Chase Dodd, TN
    "Sundance" sold for $1100
    Trainer Chase Dodd  TN  Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA

    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA
     
  24. Jeremy Dunn, CA
    "Ojos" - Finalist, sold for $6000
    by Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue where he will continue his training with Jeremy and make appearances on behalf of the Mustang.
    Trainer Jeremy Dunn  CA - Horse gathered from Calico Mountains HMA
    Horse: NV 222 Calico Mountains
    Jeremy Dunn and "Oso"


    News Article
     
  25. Abel Garcia, TX
    "Country Deacon" sold for $3000
    Trainer Abel Garcia  TX - Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA
    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA




     
  26. John Haas, MI
    "Nevada's Daily Double" sold for $1200
    Trainer John Hass  MI - Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA
    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA

     
  27. Weldon Hawley, TX
    "Hidalgo" sold for $2300
    Trainer Weldon Hawley  TX - Horse gathered from Maverick Medicine HMA
    NV105 Maverick-Medicine

     
  28. Steve Hayden, GA
    "Hampton" sold for $2000 - bought back by trainer Steve Hayden
    Trainer Steve Hayden  GA - Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA
    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA

     
  29. Byron Hogan, TX
    "Steel" sold for $3600
    Trainer Byron Hogan  TX - Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA

    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA
    Byron Hogan


     
  30. Excy Johnston, Jr., AR
    "Othello" is going home with Josh Appleby for further training
    Trainer Excy Johnston  AR - Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA

    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA
     
  31. Angela Keitel, CA
    "Freedom" was bought back by Angie for $2000

    Trainer Angela Keitel  CA - Horse gathered from Calico Mountains HMA
    Horse: NV 222 Calico Mountains
    Angi Keitel Blog



     
  32. Cody Keller, IA
    "Trooper" finished in Top 10, sold for $1800

    Trainer Cody Keller  IA - Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA
    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA
     
  33. Chad Kelly, MO
    "Amigo" sold for $3100
    Trainer Chad Kelly  MO - Horse gathered from Maverick Medicine HMA

    Horse: Palomino Valley (No HMA stated)
     
  34. Tom King, NV
    "Jimmy" sold for $1900
    Trainer Tom King  NV - Horse gathered from Palomino Valley HMA
    Horse: Palomino Valley (No HMA stated)
    Tom King Website


     
  35. Susan Kirk, WA
    "Mac" was bought back by Susan Kirk for $1100
    Trainer Susan Kirk  WA - Horse gathered from Calico Mountains HMA
    Horse: NV 222 Calico Mountains
     
  36. Troy Koehl, TX
    "Levi" sold for $3500
    Trainer Troy Koehl  TX - Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA

    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA
     
  37. Dixie LaFountain, CA
    "Otter B Good" sold for $700 back to Dixie
    Trainer Dixie LaFountain  CA - Horse gathered from Palomino Valley HMA
    Horse: Palomino Valley (No HMA stated)
    Dixie LaFountain Blog;
    Dixie & Otter -Photo Diary

    Otter B Good
  1. Kitty Lauman, OR
    "Ranger" - Reserve Champion Finalist, Kitty won Sportsmanship Award from fellow trainers; Ranger was bought back by Lauman family for $7500
    Trainer Kitty Lauman  OR - Horse gathered from Palomino Valley HMA

    Horse: Palomino Valley (No HMA stated)


    Kitty Lauman - regular weekly video updates

    This is Week Eleven in a weekly series.

     
  2. Jonathon Lemons, NM
    "Tang" sold for $300
    Trainer Johnathan Lemons  NM - Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA
    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA

     
  3. Jana Leniger, UT
    "Henry's Golden Boy" sold for $1000
    Trainer Jana Leniger  UT - Horse gathered from Warm Springs Canyon HMA
    Horse: NV226 Warm Springs Canyon
     
  4. Larry Lenon, AZ
    "Snoopy" sold for $1000
    Trainer Larry Lenon  AZ  Horse gathered from Calico Mountains HMA

    Horse: NV 222 Calico Mountains

    News Article
    News 2
     
  5. Peter Lichau, TX
    "Winnemucca" sold for $400
    Trainer Peter Lichau  TX - Horse gathered from Black Rock West HMA
    NV227 BLACK ROCK WEST

     
  6. Bill Lopez, OK
    "Vegas" - Finalist, sold for $5000
    Trainer Bill Lopez  OK - Horse gathered from Maverick Medicine HMA
    Horse: Palomino Valley (No HMA stated)
     
  7. James Malcolm, FL
    "Cool Hand Luke" went home with James Malcolm for $250
    Trainer James Malcom  FL - Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA

    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA
     
  8. Rachel Mandic-Nowac, OH
    "Johnnie" went home with Rachel Mandi-Nowac for $1500
    Rachel tied with Holly Davis for Non-Pro Sportsmanship award
    Rachel was the youngest trainer, at age 18

    Trainer Rachel Mandic Nowac  OH - Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA

    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA
     
  9. Dave McClelland, PA
    "Slick" went back home for $1500
    Trainer Dave McClelland  PA - Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA
    Dave & Slick
    Twin Peaks HMA
    Dave McClellan News article

    Dave's Website
    Photos by Cynthia McClelland:
     

    In the stalls area

    Getting his hip number

    Friday Practice

    Going Home!!!
  10. Joseph Misner, CA
    "Pockets" sold for $3800
    Trainer Joseph Misner  CA  Horse gathered from Devils Garden HMA
    Horse: Devils Garden HMA
    Joseph P. Misner Website
    Joseph P. Misner News Story
  11. Ron Mobley, TX
    "Cherokee" sold for $3500
    Trainer Ron Mobley  TX - Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA
    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA

     
  12. Jean Morehouse, SD
    "Vegas" went back home with Jean for $1100
    Trainer Jean Morehouse  SD  Horse gathered from Maverick Medicine HMA
    NV105 Maverick-Medicine

     
  13. Ted Noland, OK
    "Big Un" sold for $1500
    Trainer Ted Noland  OK - Horse gathered from Warm Springs Canyon HMA
    Horse: NV226 Warm Springs Canyon
    Ted Noland -News
    Video
    Ted Noland - Website with continuing updates
    Ted's Extreme Mustang Makeover page with video of the In-Hand competition

    Ted Noland has a series of YouTube videos to chronicle his progress and training methods. This is just one in the series.
     
  14. Sheena O'Gorman, KS
    "Reno" sold for $6000
    Trainer Sheena O'Gorman  KS - Horse gathered from Warm Springs Canyon HMA
    Horse: NV226 Warm Springs Canyon
    Sheena O'Gorman
    Watch the News Video Story

     
  15. Asa Pippin, Jr, GA
    "Q" was bought back by Asa Pippin for $950
    Trainer Asa Pippin Jr.  GA -  Horse gathered from Warm Springs Canyon HMA
    Horse: NV226 Warm Springs Canyon
     
  16. Wolfgang Remkes, CA
     "Boo" sold for $450
    Trainer Wolfgang Remkes  CA - Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA
    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA
     
  17. Greg Reynolds, KY -
    "Tamer: The Horse Formerly Known as Wild" sold for $950
    Trainer Greg Reynolds  KY -  Horse gathered from Warm Springs Canyon HMA
    Horse: NV226 Warm Springs Canyon
     Greg Reynolds News

     
  18. Mark Allen Robertson, OK
    "Shooter" sold for $1700
    Trainer Mark Robertson  OK - Horse gathered from Calico Mountains HMA
    Horse: NV 222 Calico Mountains
     
  19. Angie Robertson, TX
    Sold for $500
    Trainer Angie Robertson  TX -  Horse gathered from Butte HMA
    NV407 Butte HMA
     
  20. Vonei Rodrigues, FL
    "Gaucho" sold for $4000
    Trainer VoneiRodrigues  FL - Horse gathered from Calico Mountains HMA
    Horse: NV 222 Calico Mountains
     
  21. Karrilynn Savage, SC - "Snorts" sold for $400
    Trainer Karrilynn Savage  SC - Horse gathered from Calico Mountains HMA
    Horse: NV 222 Calico Mountains
    Website
     
  22. Dave Schaffner, TX, Shown by son Tyler
    "Larry" sold for $10,000, given back to Schaffner family for hospital bills
    Trainer Dave Shaffner  TX - Horse gathered from Calico Mountains HMA
    Horse: NV 222 Calico Mountains
     

    Note Pomeranian riding on back of saddle

     
  23. Ken R Schwab, TX  - "Reno" sold for $2400
    Trainer Ken Schwab  TX -  Horse gathered from Warm Springs Canyon HMA
    Horse: NV226 Warm Springs Canyon
     
  24. Robin Secrist, WI - "The Chainsaw Guy"
    "Buster" sold for $1700
    Finished in Top Ten

    Trainer Robin Secrist  WI - Horse gathered from Maverick Medicine HMA

    NV105 Maverick-Medicine
    News Article
    News 2
     
  25. Thomas Sheffield, AZ
    "Reno" sold for $2000
    Trainer Thomas Sheffield  AZ  Horse gathered from Palomino Valley HMA
    Horse: Palomino Valley (No HMA stated)
     
  26. Steve Smith, TX
    "Diego" sold for $1800

    Trainer Steve Smith  TX  Horse gathered from Maverick Medicine HMA
    NV105 Maverick-Medicine
    Steve Smith Blog

     
  27. Kathe Smothers, CA
    "Micah" sold for $7500 - back to Smothers family
    Trainer Kathe Smothers  CA - Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA
    micahenglish.at.jpg
    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA

    Kathe Smothers' Quiet Mind Horsemanship
    A Pet Psychic Evaluates Micah the Mustang
     
  28. Ashley Stevenson, FL
    "On The Rocks" sold for $350 - back to Stevenson family
    Trainer Ashley Stevenson  FL  Horse gathered from Maverick Medicine HMA

    Horse: NV105 Maverick-Medicine
    Ashley Stevenson - Updates
      Ashley Stevenson - News

     



     
  29. Jamie Thomas, WA
    "Patriot" sold for $3800 back to Jamie
    Trainer Jamie Thomas  - WA - Horse gathered from Palomino Valley HMA
    Horse: Palomino Valley (No HMA stated)
    Jamie Thomas Blog

     
  30. Jimmy Thomas, NC
    "Medicine Man" went home with Jimmy for $1200
    Trainer Jimmy Thomas  NC - Horse gathered from Maverick Medicine HMA
    NV105 Maverick-Medicine
    Jimmy Thomas, news report
    Jim Thomas & Medicine Man progress blog

    Jim Thomas, more news

     
  31. Rachel Thorp, ID
    "Teton" sold for $400
    Trainer Rachel Thorp  ID -  Horse gathered from Black Rock West HMA
    NV227 BLACK ROCK WEST HMA

    Website
     
  32. Clifford Tipton, UT
    "Hercules" went home with the Tipton family for $3100
    Trainer Clifford Tipton  UT  Horse gathered from Warm Springs Canyon HMA
    Horse: NV226 Warm Springs Canyon
    Cliff Tipton - weekly updates
    Cliff Tipton - News Story


     
  33. David Tomasetti, CO
    "Slicker" sold for $2200
    Trainer David Tomasetti  CO - Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA
    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA

     
  34. Michelle Vie Tobin, CA
    "Maze" sold for $550
    Trainer Michelle Vie Tobin  CA - Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA

    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA
     
  35. Rachel Wall, TX
    "Searcher" sold for $200
    Trainer Rachel Wall  TX - Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA

    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA
     
  36. John "David" Walsh, TX
    "Rocky" sold for $2000 - back to Walsh family
    Trainer John Walsh  TX - Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA
    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA
    John David Walsh News
    John David Walsh website

     
  37. Brenda Webb, FL "Captain Jack" sold for $500
    Trainer Brenda Webb  FL - Horse gathered from Maverick Medicine HMA
    NV105 Maverick-Medicine
     
  38. Jonathon Weisiger, TX
    "Blackjack" sold for $4300
    Trainer Jonathan Weisiger  TX - Horse gathered from Twin Peaks HMA

    Horse: CA-242 TWIN PEAKS HMA


     
  39. Guy Woods, TX
    Trainer Guy Woods  TX - Horse gathered from Black Rock West HMA
    NV227 BLACK ROCK WEST
    "Max" finished #1
    Guy Woods bought him back for $6500



     

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