Meet formerly wild mustang trained by Dallas horse trainer July 24

For Dallas Post | July 14th, 2016 2:22 pm

DALLAS — Meet a former wild mustang at the Mustang Meet and Greet to be held noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at SSR Quarter Horse Breeding and Training, 32 Toni Lane in Harding. The event will offer information about mustangs and other wild animals available for adoption as well as Toy Gun’s “3 strike story.” Admission is free but donations are welcome.

Kendall Jackloski of Dallas is training a 6-year-old bay mare she has named Little Toy Gun to compete in the Extreme Mustang Makeover to be held Aug. 5 and 6 at the Topsfield Fair Facility in Topsfield, Massachusetts. Trainers will have approximately 100 days to gentle a randomly assigned wild horse they picked up in April and compete for an estimated purse of $20,000 in prize money as well as a custom-made Gist belt buckle.

Toy Gun has spent most of her life untouched by humans as part of the herd management area in Twin Peaks, California. On April 15, Toy Gun was randomly drawn by being chased into a chute that led to Kendall’s horse trailer. Toy Gun showed how wild she was as she rocked the trailer for two hours of the four-hour ride home. When she arrived at the training facility and was unloaded into a containment pen, she reared up and flipped over showing just how untamed she was.

Now, Little Toy Gun is close to the end of her 100 days of training and will be up for adoption when she is exhibited at the Extreme Mustang Makeover this August. It is Kendall’s hope that she will be able to adopt her at the event. Kendall has donated her training and time in taking part in the Extreme Mustang Makeover to help promote the breed. She absorbs all costs including vet bills, medical treatments, hoof care and feed. This is her fourth mustang she has worked with and Toy Gun has been the one that has taken hold of Kendall’s heart. All proceeds from the Mustang Meet and Greet will go to the “Toy Gun Fund” and will be used in the hopes of being able to adopt Little Toy Gun and bring her back home to Northeast Pennsylvania and be an ambassador for the mustang breed.

Rides will be offered on Little Toy Gun for a small fee. In addition, there will be t-shirts, crafts, and wrist bands for sale, plus raffle baskets and a 50/50 cash drawing to raise money for the “Toy Gun Fund.”

For more information about the Mustang Meet and Greet, call Kendall Jackloski at 570-690-3341 or email

Meet a formerly wild mustang at the Mustang Meet and Greet on July 24 in Pittston. a formerly wild mustang at the Mustang Meet and Greet on July 24 in Pittston. Submitted photo

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