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A dog sits on the back of a horse at the Extreme Mustang Makeover which featured100 Trainers, 100 Mustangs, 100 Days  for a competition that awarded a $25,000 prize to the winner.  Mustang Heritage Foundation and the Bureau of Land Management created the competition to raise awareness of the value of mustangs, and to showcase the beauty, versatility, and trainability of these rugged horses.  <br />
The second highest adopting horse was a Calico Mountain Mustang named Larry, trained by Dave Schaffner. Schaffner tragically suffered a serious riding accident on another horse shortly before the competition and was not able to compete. As a result, Larry was shown by Shaffner's son Tyler and the family dog. The horse was adopted for $10,000 by Mustangs Forever Inc.'s Randy Olson of Kerrville, Texas who was also the high-money adopter purchasing two horses for a total of $13,100. The after fee funds received for Larry will be donated to the Schaffner family to assist with medical bills.<br />
In an amazing display of horsemanship that included cracking whips, shooting balloons and a chain saw, 12 trainers faced off in the finals. Veteran cutting horse trainer Guy Woods won the event on Max. .An adoption followed the event where one horse brought $58,000 and could have been bought for $125 from the BLM.  The 75 mustangs that made it through the event were adopted for a total of $233,100.
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