Mustang Millionaire: Breakin' 'Em In
The competitors try to wrangle their wild mustangs before the big show.
WOW, this is about as accurate and realistic as that stupid rodeo cowgirl crap on A&E. Flipping a horse that has no clue over and over again??? Intro to hobbles...while tied to a trailer...with running livestock all around???? Been starting colts and showing high dollar horses for 20 years.....and what I see here is pretty dang bad. Ive worked many breeds and shown in many disciplines from the east coast to TX and these techniques are the bottom of the barrel. National Geo could have at least gone to a few Road to the Horse and talked with REAL TRAINERS before filming this crap!!!!
Why are people so quick to judge others? I personally know JDubs and he is a very well rounded experienced horseman and all together great person! He came in second place by only a half of a point in last years mustang challenge Ft. Worth. I myself am a professional horse trainer for over 17 years and I can say that horse training is sometimes not all peaches and cream in the beginning! it's luck of the draw with these horses, some are more quick to respond to their humans and the others need a little more time to figure each other out.
There's no need for talking down about these trainers.
I wish them all the luck!
I am very saddened to see this type harsh training methods shown on National Geographic after all of the furore over the previously dog training show that promoted harsh training methods were stopped do we really need to promote the same with horses.
Mary Miller Jordan however is an incredible horsewoman and very happy
Nat Geo chose to follow her and her horses through this journey! Kudos to the team who chose her for the show!
As for Wylene...it's Wylene who has the patience problem. Not the horse (yeah I know...she has won the Mustang Makeover before...blah blah blah) J.Dub? Seriously? The wild mare doesn't want to respond to him because he is obviously an idiot with no respect for the horse and very poor handling skills. If you were looking for a "camera ham" with over rated ego to boost your ratings Nat Geo you sure found them in Wylene and J. Dub.
I know you have to show a range of folks to keep people interested and entertained. You are doing that with your choice of people and horses. However I wince at the feedback you are going to get when viewers get a load of Wylene and J. Dub and their ways with a wild horse.
Hopefully people will focus on the good and tune in to the show! The wild horses of America and the good people who work with them deserve the coverage. Good job Nat Geo!
The is such a better way to work with a horse -- I'm surprised that NG supports these archaic, shortsighted, and dangerous methods of "breaking".
I am very disappointed in NG for how this was done....I always thought you guys did your homework.....If your going to do a show on training wild mustangs, why didn't you at least find a trainer that knew what he was doing....and show the right way to do things....this is just going to get yahoos and backyard trainers doing things wrong, and screwing up a lot of good horses....Bad training is one of the biggest reasons why horses end up in kill pens....and your just advocating the bad techniques....you know how many people are going to watch this, and thing, ya....I can do that! These are cruel and non effective ways, that the natural horseman has been trying to get rid of for years.....THANKS FOR SETTING THE WHOLE THING BACKWARDS....GET WITH THE TIMES! THESE TECNIQUES HAVE BEEN INPROVED ON OVER 10 YEARS AGO!
Some of them don't seem to even know what they're doing. They could end up causing an injury to the horse with their malpractice. Disgusting.
@Stephanie GrahamI doubt there will be much wincing...5 of the trainers I most respect went to her clinic here and gushed about her connection with both the owners and their horses.
@Stephanie Graham It is truly a shame you jump to such harsh conclusions with your assumptions formed from a brief video clip. I don't know J. Dub, but I doubt a national company with this one's reputation is soliciting "idiots" to appear.
I have been lucky enough to have met Wylene and I can tell you know nothing about her.
Me and many other folks witnessed this wonderful woman's endless patience,and amazing ability to connect with both horses and people and make it FUN while improving both horse and rider's working partnerships.
Thanks to Wylene I have a "new improved horse" I thought I would have to sell her before Wylene worked her "magic" on both me and my horse creating a partnership and bond that I can't say enough good things about. All the while we had FUN an experience first for me!
Wylene gives so much more than any other trainer I have ever worked with. This isn't for show it's because she cares, and goes above and beyond what is paid for, asked for or expected.
I am just one of the individuals honored to have met, been taught, and had the pleasure of watching Wylene ride my horse and witness her extraordinary skill and ability as an accomplished horsewoman.
It is obvious that she loves what she does. She is a generous person who is happy for others accomplishments as well as her own.
A big thank you from me and many others Wylene!!