“A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes” at the Mustang Magic: Celebrity Show
Mary Miller-Jordan was rocked to sleep on the back of a horse before she could walk. The horse has always been her safe space, her saving grace and even her career.

In 2010 Mary was selected as one of 100 trainers to compete in the ‘Richest Wild Horse Competition’ in history, the inaugural Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover. 100 wild horses, partnered with 100 trainers, given 100 days to compete for $100,000. This competition marked not only the beginning of a growing platform from her ‘wins,’ but also changed her life from a place so deep within, that her entire view of ‘winning’ has been changed ever since.

Mary and her first wild horse made the top 20 in that first wild horse show and then went on to win a National TV Show called America’s Favorite Trail Horse. A show much like American Idol, but for horses that aired on HR-TV. This Mustang was then immortalized as a Breyer Model Horse, “Lindsay’s Faith” Model #1704.

Mary went on to compete in the Extreme Mustang Makeover again, but this time she and her Mustang partner performed with no saddle and no bridle. That freestyle brought Mary’s wild Mustang winnings to over $50,000 and an invitation to share her wild Mustang gentling techniques with the entire world. Mary and her wild Mustang ‘Colors’ were featured on the National Geographic’s Nat Geo Wild series ‘Mustang Millionaire’.

Mary and her Mustangs have been proudly sponsored by national feed company, Triple Crown Nutrition, for over ten years. Mary’s Mustang partners are featured on the bags of Triple Crown Naturals Horse Feed.

Mary created a non-profit that would offer the gift that the horse had always given her: the gift of feeling worthy, just as we are. I AM HERD, is a Mustang Sanctuary that offers a safe space for wild and rescued horse and ponies in need, and shares that space of sanctuary with others. These Mustangs, they are the embodiment of sanctuary. Mary now travels with her ‘wildly gentle’ Mustangs to the backyards of schools connecting with children, to safe houses supporting women of domestic violence and inside the hallways of nursing homes. Bringing the gift of the horse to those that need it most.

In 2023 Mary was invited to perform in the Mustang Magic Celebrity Show, produced by the Mustang Heritage Foundation. Below is the video of the performance.
(Rebecca Wyatt live on cello, Kate Cornelious playing little girl double)

(below) In 2012 Mary performed a bridleless and bareback freestyle with her Mustang partner, Silver Lining. He was still a wild horse 3 months before this performance …

YOU are invited to join MMJ’s private, online community where she shares videos and personal blog posts following her journey with the Mustangs. The cost is a monthly donation of $1 (or more) to benefit non-profit I AM HERD Mustang Sanctuary. Link to join here.

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