CSU Extension Internship- Wild Horse History and Management

CSU Extension Internship- Wild Horse History and Management

In this internship I assisted the Meeker Mustang Makeover, a nonprofit organization that hosts adoption events for wild horses that have been gathered, in researching the history of wild horses and range management, creating promotional materials and produced two fact sheets for the CSU Extension office that disseminated this information on the history and management of wild horses.

– Annotated Bibliography

I created a narrated video of a PowerPoint annotated bibliography focusing on the history of Meeker, Colorado, wild horse history, and rangeland science. The annotated bibliography video is available on the Meeker Mustang Makeover social media accounts. 


– Fact Sheets (Coming Soon)

I produced two fact sheets for CSU Extension. One is on the history of wild horses, and the other is on the management of wild horses. Both fact sheets are focused on Colorado. 

Wild Horse History

Wild Horse Management


I created a variety of infographics to post on the Meeker Mustang Makeover’s social media pages to educate followers on different aspects of wild horses. The topics ranged from books about wild horses to rangeland science to the herd management areas across Colorado. 

Book Recommendations: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Books-Recommendations.pdf

Colorado Herd Areas: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/CO-Herd-Areas.pdf

Colorado Herd Management Areas and Ranges: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/CO-HMAs_Range.pdf

Guide to Freezemark Interpretation: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Freezemark-Infographic-Updated-94.pdf

Promotional Infographic: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Join-the-MMM.pdf

Little Books Cliffs Wild Horse Range: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Little-Book-Cliffs.pdf

Mustang Makeover Events Across the Country: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Mustang-Makeover-Events-Across-the-Country.pdf

Picasso- America’s Wild Horse: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Picasso_-America_s-Wild-Horse.pdf

Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Piceance.pdf

Rangeland Science: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Rangeland.pdf

Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Sand-Wash-Basin.pdf

Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Spring-Creek-Basin.pdf

Too Many Horses?: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Too-Many-Horses-Draft-4.pdf

Wild Horse Inmate Program (WHIP): http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/WHIP-Infographic.pdf

Wild Horse Regions: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Wild-Horse-Regions-Draft-3.pdf


I interviewed the 16 trainers for the Meeker Mustang Makeover. The interviews are posted on the Meeker Mustang Makeover Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts, and were meant to introduce the trainers to interested followers on social media platforms. The interviews were also linked as a QR code on the trainer summary brochures for the Meeker Mustang Makeover event. 

Allen, Leah: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Leah-Allen-Interview-Edited.mp4

Allred, Colt

Allred, Rylee and Wade: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Allred-Wade-and-Rylee-Interview.mp4

Aurin, Hayleigh

Casey, Dana: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Dana-Casey-Interivew-Photo.mp4

Heib, Sam

Iacovetto, Brittney

Lind, Wendy

Mclaughlin, Cosette

Questen, Alexzee and Zeneray

Rock, Sam: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Sam-Rock-Interview-Photo-1.mp4

Rohde, Cindy

Wood, Deana and Leah

Summary: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Trainer-Narrative-9.4.docx

– Posters for Event

I created four posters to be used at the Meeker Mustang Makeover this year and in the future. 

Guide to Freezemark Interpretation: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Freezemark-Interpretation-Guide-Poster-Updated-9.4.pdf

Horse on the Range verse Allowed: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Horse-on-the-Range-vs.-Allowed-Draft-3.pdf

Number of Horses Being Held and the Cost: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Number-of-Horses-and-Cost-Draft-3.pdf

Rate of Reproduction: http://haileydoucette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Rate-of-Reproduction-Draft-2.pdf

– CSU Extension Forum Poster

I created a poster for the CSU Extension Office summarizing my internship. The poster includes an introduction to the project, my internship goals, the application to my education, the various aspect, what I learned, and what the next step is.


– Recorded Presentation (coming soon)

I created a video presentation summarizing my internship for the CSU Extension Conference in October 2020.