Thought of as America’s last piece of the Wild West, a true cowboy icon and at times, a mysterious beast…the Wild Mustang returns to Silver Dollar City, sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management and the Mustang Heritage Foundation. Fred Woehl, who serves as chairman on the BLM National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory board, has proven that mustangs are versatile, trustworthy, athletic and are an American Legend…a living, breathing part of our history.
“Mustangs have taught me more about horses and myself than anything else I have ever done…patience, prayer, body language, understanding, not taking things personal, creative thinking, different perspectives…if more people understood the true reward and could grasp the real meaning, no mustang would ever want for a home," says Woehl.
This year Fred brings back a crowd favorite, Blue, who was adopted by Fred in 2005, along with Miss Ellie from northwest Colorado, and his helper, LJ, the wonder dog. Blue has been an ambassador for the Wild Horse Program and is well known by thousands of children through his demonstrations and shows here at Silver Dollar City every fall. Blue has worked with the Black Stallion Literacy Program at the University of Arkansas, is a hippotherapy horse and has given hundreds of children their first horse ride.
Come see Fred and these incredible equines only during National Crafts & Cowboy Festival, Wednesday-Sunday, now through October 28.
National Crafts & Cowboy Festival is presented by Humana®.