Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Mustang Heritage's Youth Employment Program

One of the reasons I have this blog is because it's part of my job (the other reason is for the joy of doing it XD). Even though my employment period with the the Mustang Heritage's Youth Employment Program is about to come to a close, I will keep posting updates.

Here's what Mustang Heritage says about the YEP:

youth employment program
  • $500 salary available for all positions!
  • Youth and young adults ages 15-24
  • 12-week, work-from-home opportunities
  • Tasks include researching the history, plight and current issues surrounding the American Mustang and then sharing this knowledge with others through social networking, press releases and community presentations.
  • For more details regarding specific positions and/or duties download the Opportunities & Expectations document
  • To apply for a position download, complete and submit the YEP Application.

Or visit their website:

The great thing about the YEP is that even if you're not training a mustang they pair you with someone who is so you still get a realistic idea of the process. And you get to do it at your own pace (at least on a weekly basis) and most of it you can do from home (assuming you aren't training a mustang). Naturally I highly recommend it!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

First picture of Jasmine

We were looking back through the pictures I took of the Mustangs while they were in the holding pens during the pickup for the Extreme Mustang Makeover in TN and I found some I had taken of Jasmine before we even knew Rachel had drawn her. Jasmine has put on a lot of weight since then. No more ribs showing! And her mane is in much better shape. Obviously we thought she was pretty cute then too, though!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

SEMM Stars Champion Freestyle Performance

Our Brandee Livingston and The Fonz won the Stars division. Fonz was bought at the auction for a mere two-hundred dollars and he won seven-thousand dollars at the event!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Flooding at the barn

About 3-8 ft of water flooded the barn. We lost everything in pastures, props for Texas, hay. The arena was 2.5 ft under water. The water was only seven inches away from getting in the actual barn.

Fonz got a kick out of the water though.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Teddy Riding Bridleless

Docs Teddy Bear TN EMM Mustang 6 weeks of training Purina Challenge Mustang:

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sponsorship by Purina

Three Mustangs competing in the Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Extreme Mustang Makeover have been chosen to take part in the Purina Mustang Challenge to show how the proper nutrition in Purina feeds can transform a horse in three months. Two of them are Cohn Livingston and my sister Rachel.

They'll be be given free feed up till the competition in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Extreme Mustang Makeover on October 21-23 at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

"Purina has a long history of providing superior nutrition to equine athletes," said Patti Colbert, Mustang Heritage Foundation's executive director. "Many of America's Mustangs are removed from the wild each year due to lack of food and water sources so their body conditions sometimes reflect this. We appreciate Purina sponsoring this challenge to show how proper nutrition can improve the health and well-being of Mustangs."

About Land O'Lakes Purina Feed LLCLand O'Lakes Purina Feed LLC ( is a national organization serving producers and their families through 4,700 local cooperatives and independent dealerships throughout the United States. The company, in combination with its wholly owned subsidiary Purina Mills, LLC, is North America's leading feed company, providing producers, cooperatives and dealers with an extensive line of animal feed, ingredients and services designed . For more information on Purina horse feeds, log on to or

Here's where I got some of the info for this post if you want to go and read the full article by Jennifer K. Hancock: