Video: Extreme Mustang Makeover Freestyle

Trainer Dan Keen combines both English and Western methods to bring out the best in his horses--including a mustang in the 2008 Extreme Mustang Makeover.

In the January 2009 issue of Horse & Rider magazine, trainer Dan Keen offers readers strategies for how to prevent a buck. He’s known for his own brand of training–a style he calls “Wenglish.” It’s an approach that originated from the experience he gleaned working with both Western and English horses. He takes the best from both worlds and uses it in his training. His methods were on display at the 2008 Extreme Mustang Makeover, at which he finished third with his mustang, Troubador. He brought the crowd to their feet during the pair’s freestyle finals performance, shown in this video.

Video courtesy of Dan Keen Horsemanship