Bobby Kerr and his Mustang gelding, Poncho, are traveling to New York to make a guest appearance on "Good Morning America," Monday, Dec. 9. Kerr will be promoting the miniseries "Mustang Millionaire" that is scheduled to air this month on Nat Geo WILD.
Kerr of Hico, Texas, is one of five Mustang trainers that will be featured in the three-part miniseries that documents the road traveled to compete in Mustang Million 2013, the richest, wild horse training event produced by the Mustang Heritage Foundation in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management. Mustang Millionaire is produced by ABC News' Sixty Six Media for Nat Geo WILD.
Kerr placed second and third in the Mustang Million Legends competition, earning more than $160,000. He is also a former Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover champion. Kerr currently travels the United States performing specialty acts with Mustangs acquired from the training events. "We are very excited to make an appearance of this magnitude," Kerr said.
Patti Colbert of the Mustang Heritage Foundation is overwhelmed about the opportunity to showcase these horses. "We are proud and honored to have a Mustang and a wonderful representative of the Mustang Heritage Foundation on national television."
The mission of the Mustang Heritage Foundation and the goal of the Extreme Mustang Makeover events are to increase the adoption of Mustangs across the country. Since 2007, the Mustang Heritage Foundation has facilitated the adoptions of over 5,000 wild horses. The Mustang Heritage Foundation created the Extreme Mustang Makeover events to showcase the recognized value of Mustangs through a national training competition. The nonprofit organization also created the Trainer Incentive Program and the Youth Employment Program to raise awareness about America’s Mustangs. For more information, visit www.mustangheritagefoundation.org.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is responsible for managing 258 million acres of public lands, located mostly in the West. Wild horses and burros roaming public rangelands are managed in a manner consistent with BLM's overall multiple-use mission, as set forth in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. For more information, visit www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov or call 866-468-7826.
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