He is the BEST with young or problem horses. I sent a horse to him for two months, and it came back with impeccable manners. I have watched him work and he is very calm soft and assuring to the horses. He calls his riding "Wenglish" and when my horse got back, it was as ready for the hunter shows (or better) as it would have been with some high dollar Big Name Hunter Trainer.
Just explaining this to say that those guys are not "Extremists" -- the one I know is a fabulous horseman.
My Trainer, Matt Sheridan, also participated in the Mustang Makeover in 2008, but in Cailfornia, not the Texas one. He got a nice little "mini-fresian" mare he called Luna. They placed third in the competition and Luna was adopted by a wonderful couple who love her. I found the process fascinating. Boy did Luna LOVE Matt, too! She'd follow him around everywhere. Some photos here and some video here
His Brother, Joel Sheridan, also completed in a number of them, always putting in a great showing.
It's a neat competition with lots of excellent trainers. Movie should be good!
Cool! That looks interesting - I'll have to watch for it.
I have a friend who has done the Extreme Mustang Makeover in Albany, OR the last three years, and has done Mustang Magic in Texas twice. She got Reserve Champion at EMM her first year, and won the Double Down event (training two mustangs at once) at EMM last year. She's an amazing horsewoman - I'm so proud of her.