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PENN STATE PROFESSOR DEMONSTRATES MUSTANGS AND ‘TRAINS’ THE MINDS OF AUDIENCE
1/12/2009
HARRISBURG – Attendees of the 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show had a wild time watching Suzanne Myers demonstrate some of the techniques she uses when turning wild Mustang horses into friendly companions.
 
Myers, of Port Matilda, Centre County, brought along three-year-old mustang “Jazz” and five-year-old mustang “Jack,” to help her show the crowd what it takes to tame and train a wild horse.
 
Myers is well-known for her skills as a trainer. In the spring of 2008, she won the Midwest Mustang Challenge held in Madison, Wis., with Jazz. The competition challenges trainers to tame a wild mustang and turn it into a trusted partner in only 100 days.
 
In addition to demonstrating the skills of the horses, Myers took questions from the audience.
 
“There are currently 13 states where wild mustangs roam,” she informed one inquisitive spectator. “Both ‘Jack’ and ‘Jazz’ came from Nevada.”
 
Observers learned how mustangs are corralled and the importance of domesticating these majestic beasts. Myers told them about a mustang adoption program and how easily anyone can become involved with horses.
 
“Mustangs are really great friends,” said Myers. “They are all different - but way cool.”
 
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