Teens learn life lessons in Mustang Project

March 21, 2014 • Local News

Captain Jackson, a wild mustang who was caught near the Jackson Mountains in Nevada, is currently part of the Mustang Project at Assurance Home in Roswell. (Randal Seyler Photo)

Mine That Bird is probably the most famous horse in Roswell this weekend, but there is a new resident at Assurance Home who might be just as big a hero in his own way one day.

Captain Jackson, a wild mustang who is undergoing gentling training as part of Assurance Home’s Mustang Project, has been in Chaves County since March 9, and he is in the process of becoming a therapeutic animal.

“It has been a while since we had a new mustang here,” said Ron Malone, Assurance Home executive director.

Assurance Home is a 16-acre facility for severely abused and neglected teens that has been a Roswell fixture since 1979. The home has been at its current location on 18th Street since 1982.

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