MUSTANG HERITAGE FOUNDATION

Bringing Mustangs Home

Georgetown, TX   |  www.mustangheritagefoundation.org

Mission

As a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization, the Mustang Heritage Foundation is dedicated to facilitating successful placements for America’s excess wild mustangs and burros through innovative programs, events and education. Working in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management the Mustang Heritage Foundation works to ensure healthy wild herds and rangelands through the placement of excess animals removed from public lands so future generations can enjoy this distinctive part of our American heritage.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Alex Kappert

Main address

P O Box 979

Georgetown, TX 78627 USA

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EIN

88-0512149

NTEE code info

Other Services (D60)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Working in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management the Mustang Heritage Foundation works to ensure healthy wild herds and rangelands through the placement of excess animals removed from public lands. There are nearly 50,000 wild horses and burros that have been removed from western rangelands currently in government holding facilities. The Mustang Heritage Foundation is dedicated to placing animals from government holding facilities into private care freeing space for additional animals and saving tax payers an estimated $50,000 in lifetime care costs for every animal placed.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Wild Mustang & Burro Adoptions

Mustang Heritage Foundation provides programs and activities to educate and increase awareness of wild horses and burros to ultimately increase adoptions.
Programs and activities include:
Extreme Mustang Makeover Events
Youth & Mustangs
Mustang Magic
America's Mustang
Trainer Incentive Program

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Related Program

Wild Mustang & Burro Adoptions

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of animals placed into private care through MHF programming.

Taxpayer savings due to animal placements into private care.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Related Program

Wild Mustang & Burro Adoptions

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Taxpayer savings calculated by extrapolating the average lifetime care cost of an animal in government care at $50,000 $50,000 x the number of placements = Annual Taxpayer savings

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Mustang Heritage Foundation is dedicated to facilitating successful placements of these animals into private care through innovative programs, events and public education.

The Mustang Heritage Foundation has multiple events, programs and outreach vehicles for assisting in the placement of and education around Americas wild horses and burros.

We have

1. Trainer Incentive Program (TIP) - The Trainer Incentive Program (TIP) is a training and adoption program that engages talented horse trainers nationwide. Approved TIP trainers gentle and halter train a BLM-branded wild horses or burro, then market and find a new home for the animal. Once a home is approved by BLM, the TIP trainer is reimbursed for their training and marketing services.

2. TIP Storefronts - A program for trainers with facilities capable of receiving 20 or more animals into training at a time. Through this program there are two options. One is gentling the animals and finding an adopter/purchaser or serving as a pick-up location for other approved TIP trainers, adopters or purchasers.

3. TIP Challenges - These in-hand competitions allow trainers to showcase and demonstrate the trainability & versatility of mustangs and burros. With approximately 100 days of training, both youth & adults compete in a full fledged training competition for cash & prizes.

4. America's Mustang Experience - The America’s Mustang Experience is an educational campaign equipped with with videos and information about our mustangs and the public lands on which they live. The experience includes a Virtual Reality (VR) experience where you can stand face to face with wild mustangs to see, hear and experience their habits both on-range and at off- range corrals and pastures.

5. Extreme Mustang Makeover - With approximately 100 days to gentle a wild horse from wild to mild, trainers from across America to take on the challenge of competing with an American mustang at Extreme Mustang Makeover events. Trainers compete in cities all across the country for cash and prizes while displaying the trainability of American mustangs with the ultimate goal being to find a suitable adopter or purchaser for each competing horse.

6. Mustang Open Shows - An opportunity for adopters, purchasers and trainers to showcase the further training post adoption or purchase.

7. Extreme Mustang Race - An event produced in conjunction with the Extreme Cowboy Race Association, upon successful entry, contestants will train their mustangs in preparation to compete at the EXCA World Championship each November for their chance to win $10,000.

8. Mustang Magic - A competition event culminating at the annual Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo showcasing top mustang trainers from across the country and the potential that can be realized with years of training with their mustangs.

Since 2007 and the first Extreme Mustang Makeover, there have been over 16,000 animals have been placed in to private care through the various Mustang Heritage Foundation programs.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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MUSTANG HERITAGE FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 6/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Paula Carr


Board co-chair

B. F. Yeates

Gayle Graham

John Falen

Randall Carr

Lauri Tran

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/02/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/02/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.