Least Resistance Training Concepts
Wild Horse Mentors

Becoming a Wild Horse Mentor

If you are not sure what a Wild Horse Mentor is, please click HERE for specific information.

You need not be a horse expert in order to be enrolled as a mentor. Even if you only have a basic understanding of horses and are willing to help new adopters find the assistance that they need, you can provide a great service to adopted wild horses and the people who are trying to care for them.

LRTC Wild Horse Mentors are divided into four experience classes. They are:

  • Level-I

    Qualifying Experience: Basic knowledge of horses, the BLM adoption program and how the mentoring system works.

    Typical Duties: Contacts adopters of wild horses, determines if they need assistance, refers them to sources of assistance and follows-up to determine how well the adopters and their horses are doing. Assists at BLM adoptions and LRTC training programs in "non-skilled" duties.

  • Level-II

    Qualifying Experience: General horse experience. Successfully adopted or attended recognized workshops and programs. Has not participated in a proficiency skills test.

    Typical Duties: Provides peer support for new adopters, provides basic advice and assistance within the mentor's personal knowledge and experience, assists BLM adoptions and LRTC training programs in accordance with actual experience.

  • Level-III

    Qualifying Experience: Good horse handling skills and knowledge. Has participated in successful and humane gentling of many mustangs. Some problem solving experience preferred.

    Typical Duties: Provides more direct advisory and hands-on assistance with new adopters. Helps resolve difficulties. Assists at BLM adoptions in accordance with actual skill levels. Assists at LRTC training programs in "Clinician Assistant" capacity.

  • Level-IV

    Qualifying Experience: Advanced knowledge of handling wild and difficult horses at a professional or clinician level. Can demonstrate and teach safe and humane horse gentling and handling techniques to others. Can organize and be lead clinician in a workshop or clinic.

    Typical Duties: Resolves problems with extremely difficult horses. Can take in and gentle or train horses who are not succeeding in their adoptive situations. Demonstrates on wild horses at BLM or LRTC activities. Organizes, directs and/or is primary instructor at workshops, clinics and/or public demonstrations. programs in "non-skilled" duties.

Mentor Membership Information

Mentor Membership Application

Activity Release Form

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Album of Wild Horse Workshops

October Wild Horse" Reunion"

Wild Horse Mentors at Equifest

Wild Horse Mentors at Vallejo, CA

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