Whinny Farms Training:

The Wild Mustangs

38434 East Hwy 20 Burns Oregon, 97720

(541) 493- 2232

B.L.M. Wild Mustangs

We put a "Foundation Education" on every horse we train!

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We are a BLM Approved Holding & Training Facility!

 We have been training wild horses for many years, and we have a great appreciation and love for them.

Your mustang will be in good hands. We will take good care of them and bring out the very best in them.   

Halter Training & Saddle Training 

Pick out your favorite horse & bring it to us, and we will halter train and/or saddle train them for you!

Visit our Services web page for more info on what is involved in training

Training Your  Mustang

   Training Mustangs can be a challenge even to a good trainer. Most horse trainers today are not accustomed to training these feral horses! Usually they only accept Mustangs that are already halter broke for their training programs! And the trainers that do accept them in for training, may only have experience with "domesticated wild horses), and their IS a difference! It is very important to train your Mustang in the right manner. If you push them too hard you can cause them alot of confusion and resentment. If you don’t push enough, they will dominate over you and will acquire bad and disrespectful habits towards people.

This is where we come in!

With our many years experience in training "domesticated wild horses" and Wild Mustangs, we can offer your horse a great start! All of our training methods have come from years of experience in "reading" horses, and we'll show you the techniques that have brought out success in your horse, so you can continue it at home!  

 NOTE!

It is extremely important for you and/or your handler to be here the day your horse leaves so we can demonstrate your horses' training experience with you, and assist you with the handling of your horse,
(particularly the Wild Mustangs, and Re-habilitation projects).

Not showing up to learn about your horse and how to handle it properly
may have a negative impact on your results with your trained (or re-educated) horse once you are back home without a clue how to get the same positive results we did from your horse! 

You will be responsible for all fees owed at the end of training at the time of departure.
We keep a training journal and videos on all horses for future reference if needed.

 

 What is a Mustang?

A Mustang is a small feral horse. The name Mustang comes from the Spanish word mesteño or monstenco meaning wild or stray. Mustangs of the Western US were originally Spanish horses but over the years they have become a mix of numerous breeds from ranchers and others releasing horse out to the wild.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) controls the mustang population through a capture program. Most horses that are captured are offered for "adoption" to individuals willing to pay a small fee.

They are herded into a trap by a helicopter with help of another trained horse to lead them into the trap, loaded into a trailer and shipped to the holding corrals where they are separated weaned, then brought through the barn to be health checked, branded, tagged, and gelded. Then they are ready to be adopted out. They also get shipped to other holding facilities around the United States so anyone can get a chance to adopt them.

Mustangs are a prey animal and rely largely on there "Fight or Flight" instincts. Their first response to a threat or pressure is to Flee, they will also stand there ground and fight if they feel trapped, or are protecting their young. They will use their defenses such as charging, biting, striking, kicking, and running to protect themselves and others from predators. They are creatures of habit and have excellent memories, which makes consistent training extremely important to them.

Mustangs do not like to be separated from their herd, if alone they would be exposed to predators from all sides, and would have a tough time fighting them off. The less dominant horses tend to gravitate toward the most mature and confident members for their protection. Included in the herd ranks are the leaders, protectors and followers (a pecking order). The lead mare is considered the “Boss Mare”. She leads the herd from place to place, controls and moderates aggressive behavior within the herd. The Stallion is the ruler of his "harem" of mares. He must fight off both predators and other males who attempt to establish dominance over them.

They are curious animals and may investigate any creature that is interesting but not threatening. You can see this in visiting a herd in the wild and/or holding corral. The curious ones will come up close enough where they feel safe to view and investigate you and what you are doing.

Mustangs have many dispositions form good to very bad. Some are gentle, smart, willing to learn, and others are very defensive, aggressive, slow thinking.

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Demo's

We encourage you to come and see your horse while in training for a personal Demonstration of their behaviours (good or bad), so you can better learn how to handle your horse safely.

If you would like to schedule a visit, just email and we'll set up a time!

These are some of the mustangs we have trained

Click on the Picture to see their webpage

 

  Daisey

4yr old,

Palomino Buttes Mustang

Calp Creek, Oregon.

 

 

Chy

3yr old Twin Peak Mustang

Condon, Oregon.

 

Reno

4yr old,

Nevada Twin Peaks Mustang

Condon, Oregon, 2009

 

Earl

3yr old, AQHA, Appendix

Warm Springs Mustang

Burns, Oregon, 2009 

 

Long Bangs

3yr old Mustang,

Adobe Town HMA,Wyoming

 

Sir Charles

3yr old Mustang,

Adobe Town HMA,Wyoming

Kuala

5yr Old, Nevada Mustang

Prairie City, Oregon

Rosie

5yr old, Oregon Mustang

Burns, Oregon

Kiger #8198

6mo old Kiger Mustang  

from Salinas California. 

 

Dutchess Saddle

4 yr old Warm Springs Mustang

Elma Washington 

Geronimo

6yr Old. Burns Oregon

High Rock Nevada Mustang

Echo

6yr Old.  Burns Oregon

Skidaddle Mtn, Caifornia Mustang

Sand Springs Herd, Oregon.

Sheldon Herd in Nevada

 

Hard Trigger Herd, Idaho

 

Black Mountain Herd, Idaho

Maggie

South Steens Mustang, Oregon

Coyote Lake- Alvord Tule Herd Rosburg Oregon

  Stink Water Herd, 

Oregon

Camas, Washington 

           

Sheldon Heard in Nevada

Roseburg Oregon 

Rena

Palomino Buttes Mustang

Coulp Creek Oregon

Daisey

Sand Springs Mustang

Coulp Creek Oregon

Honey Bee

Warm Springs Mustang

Christmas Valley Orgon

Warm Springs Herd,

Burns,Oregon

Warm Springs Herd,

Elma Washington

Warm Springs Herd, Halter

Elma Washington

Warm Springs Herd,

Oregon

Sand Springs Herd

Burns, Oregon

Sand Spings Herd,

Burns,Oregon

 

  

Wild Horses and Burros 2008 Adoption Event Schedule

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Adoption Information Sources

B.L.M Adoption Pictures from Burns, Oregon

  

You can see more mustangs at our gallery and horse's in Training pages

Thank You

          

Find us at "The Big Red Barn", mile marker 147, HWY 20 East of Burns Oregon.

Call (541) 493-2232

Email: whinnyfarms@centurylink.net

Whinny Farms:Stallion Station
38434 E. Hwy 20
Burns, Oregon 97720

 
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