JACKSON Gelding/Bay/Mustang-Project/Ready to Train


If  you are interested in adopting this horse, please submit an Adoption Inquiry via AAE’s website; No texts please:  https://www.allaboutequine.org/how-to-adopt.html.  Adoption fee subject to change based on training; see website for all current information.

Jackson is a handsome bay mustang who originally came to AAE in January 2017.  He was gathered from the Virginia Range in Nevada in late 2016 after his band was documented crossing a stretch of highway multiple times, creating a dangerous situation for both the horses and the users of the highway.  They were gathered to protect the horses and drivers/passengers. 

Jackson was adopted in December of 2018, returning home to Nevada.  He went directly into training. Jackson was with a trainer for about five months, and started under saddle before going home. Flash forward to 2021, and due to a death in the family, Sadly, his adopter was unable to continue his progress.  Her limited experience with mustangs, and his mis-trust of humans was too much to overcome, and he regressed.

​Jackson is a really curious guy, and he wants to interact, but he hasn’t yet overcome his fear with contact, though he’s really trying. He’s a really sensitive and proud guy.  He is willing, and  he really tries very hard to understand, but he has a bubble with humans in large areas. He’ll linger in the general area, but if you approach, he evades.  He enjoys herd life, and he is playful with his buddies, but he tends to be on the dominant end. He is quite athletic, too.  Jackson gets his confidence from another horse, often an older mare, and he’s laid claim to a couple mares for his own band. During his initial stay at AAE, Jackson had many, many gentling sessions, but had a “50 First Dates” state of mind.  He’s still thinking about crossing-over into the human world, but he just can’t seem to overcome the fear of that first touch. Once haltered, he’s more comfortable, but his hind end is off limits.

Jackson returned to AAE, as we were transitioning to our Pilot Hill property.  We didn’t have ample facilities in place to continue working with him regularly/consistently.  As we’ve spent time with him more recently, he tries so hard to understand.  Jackson is still not readily approachable in pasture or large spaces; however, in confined areas, he can be approached and haltered. He’s handleable by a few individuals, but not everyone.  He’s handleable to the extent he can be brought in and haltered for vet/farrier care, but he needs sedation for work, and his hind feet are difficult, even with sedation. He’s untrusting/fearful and he’ll evade when he can, but he maintains his composure and proximity. He really needs daily interaction, a consistent person, and continuity in handling to build his trust.

Jackson is a big, thick guy, too.  He’s grown and filled out tremendously since he first arrived.  He is available for adoption to a mustang-experienced home, only. His person should have all the time in the world to create a special bond and willing relationship with this sweet boy! He’s going to take time to build trust and allow him to overcome his fears. If you have an agenda with a timeline, please keep looking.  This is not the right horse for you.   Jackson is current with hoof and dental care, vaccines, and deworming and has a microchip. 

In general, there is a lot of activity around AAE including foot traffic in and out of paddock/pasture areas, mucking with wheelbarrows, grooming and care activities, and weekly farrier visits.  There are various resident animals, as well as various wildlife  in and around paddock/pasture areas.  AAE is on a  busy road with high speed vehicles, trucks, and sirens.  Tractors and trucks are used in and around pasture/paddock areas.  Therefore, horses at AAE are accustomed to a more active environment as opposed to a quiet/sterile environment.

  • Height: 15.0
  • Weight: 1100
  • Registered: No
  • Date Foaled: 01/01/2024
  • Color: Bay
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Is this a rescue?: No
  • Rescue's Name: All About Equine Animal Rescue