Thank you for your interest in adopting Willie. Below you can watch videos to learn more about Willie’s background and current skill set, see his before and after photos, learn more about the adoption process, and fill out the application form.
Eligibility Requirements to Adopt
- Applicants must be 18 years or older. Willie would be suitable for an intermediate/experienced youth, but the parent/guardian must apply as the adopter.
- Willie is available to Mustang Maddy members (must be a registered member since August 18, 2018) for an application fee of $25. Non-members can still adopt, but there will be a $150 application fee and these applicants will receive access to Willie’s entire case study to have access to his training process (hours of real time video training footage).
- Out of country applicants are welcome, but global shipping rates will apply at adopters’ expense.
- Submit your application no later than December 5th at 11:59 pm. Adopters will be notified if their application is approved by December 9th.
- Online Auction December 16th (approved applicants will receive more information via email). There will be a minimum bid policy of $5,000 to cover care and training costs incurred during Willie’s rehabilitation process.
- Private workshop and partnership assessment. The highest bidder will participate in a private, 2 day workshop with Maddy & Willie to learn his cues and provide Maddy an opportunity to assess the quality of the match. The cost of the 2 day workshop is included with Willie’s adoption, but the bidder must pay for their necessary travel and accommodations. A third day of education is available at an additional cost. The highest bidder will have the options of choosing January 19-21st or February 1-3 for the workshop. The workshop will take place in Cave Creek, Arizona (near Phoenix International Airport). If Maddy sees potential issues with the match, the highest bidder will be completely reimbursed and the second highest bidder will be notified and eligible to attend a private workshop (dates TBA).
The Adoption Costs Cover:
- 120 days of training
- 12 months of board and care (feed, farrier, worming, vaccines, transport)
- Private 2 day training workshop with Willie & Maddy
- 3 virtual lessons after adoption for ongoing support