GEMS BRANDED PROGRAM- a resource collaborative for Mustangs and Burros in need in our community.
To fulfill a need that has become apparent in our community for formerly wild Mustangs and Burros needing owner surrender, rehabilitation, and training we have evolved a new program we’re calling BRANDED. For many Mustangs and Burros, being adopted from the BLM is just their first introduction into the community, and sometimes these adoptions don’t go as planned. 
Launching Spring 2021, eligible trainers and foster homes will be invited to become BRANDED Partners to participate in our exciting new program under the GEMS umbrella. Trainers will be paid to rehabilitate Mustangs and Burros that have found themselves unwanted or ‘untrainable’ and assist in finding secure, safe new homes. This will focus on all avenues of the community except for ‘bailing’ from horse traders/slaughter shippers. In this way we hope to circumvent a way that BLM Mustangs and Burros are exploited and provide a much needed resource.
+ In the meantime, we have many horses in our sanctuary herd at GEMS that are available to SPONSOR!  

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Lani 5 year old Mustang Mare approx 14.2hh Freezebrand #: 15624272 HMA: Rock Creek, NV Gathered: 11/11/16 Congratulations Thea for the adoption of...
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Susitna – ADOPTED

Susitna 8 year old Mustang Mare approx 14.1hh Freezebrand #: 12860289 HMA: Muskrat Basin, WY Gathered: 11/4/12 Congratulations Evan for the adoption of...
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Ed 16 year old Mustang Gelding approx 13.3hh Congratulations to Tina for the adoption of Ed!
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2. Vertigo – ADOPTED!

Vertigo 12 year old Mustang Gelding approx 15hh ADOPTED – Congratulations to Phoebe and Annie Bechtolt for their adoption of...
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1. Leo – ADOPTED!

Leo 7 year old Mustang Gelding approx 14.2hh Congratulations to the Bird Family for your adoption of Leo! Leo came...
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4. Lexi – ADOPTED!

Lexi 3 year old Grade Mare approx 14.2hh ADOPTED – Congratulations to Becca and Greg Greenwood for their adoption of...
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Captain Jack – ADOPTED!

Captain Jack 7 year old Mustang Gelding approx 15.3hh   Congratulations to the Sorensen Family! Freezebrand #: 15767438 HMA: Sand Wash Basin,...
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3. Shania – ADOPTED!

Shania 12 year old Mustang Mare 15.1hh ADOPTED – Congratulations to Kelly Layton for her adoption of Shania! Look no...
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5. Rusty – ADOPTED!

Rusty 15 year old Mustang Gelding 14.3hh ADOPTED – Congratulations to Janet Martinez for her adoption of Rusty!  Rusty is...
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The Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary (GEMS), the Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have partnered together to bring Colorado and nearby areas a convenient pickup location.

We are Colorado’s first Storefront location for the Trainer Incentive Program (TIP) as well as youth trainers, making these programs more convenient and successful here in Colorado and neighboring states. 

The Mustang Heritage Foundation created the TIP Program to bridge the gap between potential adopters and American Mustangs housed at Bureau of Land Management facilities. The Mustang Heritage Foundation is looking for talented trainers who employ natural horsemanship techniques to gentle American Mustangs. Trainers, this is your chance to become a part of the solution! 

The BLM Holding Facility located in Canon City, CO has closed its adoption corrals, therefore, we will begin pulling TIP eligible horses from other BLM corral locations, including California and Nevada. We will visit these facilities, take photos and keep an updated album of available horses. Once this is underway, there will be a live link here. Thank you for your patience during this transition and check back in with us for updates. 

To learn more about the Trainer Incentive Program, how to become an approved trainer and other opportunities, visit the Mustang Heritage Foundation.

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