WOW! May was another super happening month for PND! We launched the PND logo pads, got some incredibly awesome and talented PND brand ambassadors, and are looking ahead to introducing apparel to the mix! More importantly, this months charity donation is really awesome and inspired by a great friend of mine. This months proceeds have been donated to Wild Horse Rescue Center located locally in Mims, Florida.
Emily, my friend with the greatest southern accent you'll ever hear, did what most of us riders wouldn't even think to do... She loaded up her trailer in 2016 and got herself a WILD Mustang that she would compete in the 2016 Extreme Mustang Makeover just 90 days later. Let me repeat, a WILD Mustang that had been sitting in a holding pen since 2012. Kadema (hebrew for "moving forward"), a 5 year old Mustang captured in New Mexico, sat for years until Emily's arrival with no human interaction other than watching her daily hay feeding get thrown over the pen. Yes, when you commit to the Extreme Mustang Makeover, you only have 90 days to make this horse show ready... If anyone can make that deadline its Emily.
With some good 'ole TLC and a load of patience, Kadema was swift on her way to having a saddle on her back just days after she got to her new digs. I remember meeting Kadema shortly after Em started riding her and I was surprised at how calm and willing she was under saddle. Anyway, fast forward to 90 days into her training where she was ready and on her way to the 2016 Extreme Mustang Makeover competition! Emily and this little mare placed 7th in the Mustang Maneuver Class and 11th overall out of 31 trainers/competitors. Pretty incredible if you ask me... (see pics below)
So, what does this have to do with Wild Horse Rescue Center? Wild Horse Rescue Center located in Mims, FL and founded in 2000 by Diane Delano, is a local organization that deals specifically with the rescue and welfare of America's wild Mustangs. Their facility on 40 acres, is dedicated to rehabilitating and training abused and neglected Mustangs whom upon successful retraining can be adopted to their forever homes. WHRC relies on volunteers to keep their operation moving forward and even have a facility where they welcome international volunteers to stay. America's wild Mustang population is dwindling down to almost nothing, with things like the Extreme Mustang Makeover and organizations like WHRC, it goes to show you that these horses are tamable and can lead productive lives in the hands of loving equestrians. If you should have the time, drive, and patience check out www.extrememustangmakeover.com and to www.wildhorserescuecenter.org to learn more about the fabulous work they are doing to rescue and rehabilitate America's Mustangs.
All the best,