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  • Colton Woods

Makeover to Made-Over, Reflections on a Wild Ride


Not a single word, phrase, title or even paragraph can capture the magnitude to which a Extreme Mustang Makeover event has both on the people and horses connected. It’s truly a makeover for so many reasons but oftentimes we relate that to just the horse. However, many of us in the trainer position also experience a makeover of our own in the process. Before I try to capture my journey during the last 120 days with Reina during our Kentucky EMM experience, first of all I have to say, Thank You.

Reina & Colton Woods in Completing their Final Circle in the Top 10 Compulsory Pattern | PC Alaina Alderman

Thank you to my wife Maredith, to my parents, to my in laws, Joan Wilcoxen, to my brother and his girlfriend, to my friend Justin Haefner, to Erin, to Alaina Alderman, to Liz Sawicki, to Jeff, to Queenslake Farm, Brian Osborne, to all our Clinic hosts, to Stormy Mullins, Lizzy Foster, the entire MHF and EMM team, to Shelby Winsted, Sid Zacharias, Patrick King, to Sherrye Johnson Trafton and Dennis Cappel, to Cavin Graham, Mike Hurst, Charlie Workman, Courtney Jo Wexler, Corie Moore, Sana Abbas Anderson, and all the EMM competitors, to Frank and Nancy Conway, Melissa, Kelsey and Jack, to Wendy Xu and Hannah White, Excel Equine Feeds, Hay Chix, Espana SILK and Omega Alpha Equine and there’s more for sure. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this journey.