Our mission at JMHA is to promote mustang ownership and to preserve their existence through leadership, humane treatment, education, and building partnerships.
SPRING FUNDRAISER success!
We have partnered with Custom Ink to bring you a brand new JMHA t-shirt design as part of our Spring fundraising efforts. The amount of $530 raised from this promotion will go towards expenses for Magdalena as we prepare her to find her forever home.
With your generous contributions we are able to pay our trainers, provide feed and board to our mustangs and pay for veterinary expenses.
current training efforts
The JMHA Blog
The History of the Herd - Pueblo Indians & Early Trails
By Barbara Kiipper
In 1540 Franscio Vasquez de Coronado received King Charles V’s commission for Cibola. The main mission was the quest for gold, which may have taken him to Kansas and Missouri. While horses were lost, they did not start the Mustang herds. Mustangs do not descend from the expeditions of Narvaez or Cabeza (1528-1537), or even those of Hernando de Soto (1539- 1543). The Mustang herds date back to the colonization of Santa Fe led by Juan De Oñate in 1598 some 40 years later than early explorations.
The story of American Indians and their relationship to the animals is a historical record of one of the most turbulent and fascinating eras of American frontier history.
Our mission at JMHA is to promote mustang ownership to preserve their existence through leadership, humane treatment, education, and building partnerships. The mustang is a living piece of American history that needs our support, now, more than ever. JMHA's efforts to help the mustangs are modest at present, but we have grand aspirations for the future, with a desire for continued growth so that we can continue helping one mustang at a time. With your generous contributions we are able to pay our trainers, provide feed and board to our mustangs and pay for veterinary expenses and necessary admin expenses. Every contribution helps, so we encourage you to become a JMHA sponsor today. On behalf of all of us at JMHA, thank you for caring about our wild horses!