Friday, October 02, 2015

Unbranded: traveling 3,000 miles on wild mustangs - Full Article

Loretta Yerian

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Four young adventure seekers decided to do what people say couldn't be done any longer - ride 3,000 miles, on horseback, from the border of Mexico to Canada.

The trip was the brainchild of front man Ben Masters, who after making a slightly shorter ride, decided he wanted to make a longer trip. This time he recruited three friends to help him ride and pack 16 wild mustangs they adopted and trained. Over the course of two years Masters planned the logistics and every detail of the route they would take. He also decided they would document their trip and through a kick-starter campaign that raised $175,000, "Unbranded" was born.

Masters, Thomas Glover, Jonny Fitzsimmons and Ben Thamer - all recent graduates of Texas A & M University are free, untamed mavericks themselves and taking the wild Mustangs back into the wilderness of their ancestors, turned into an epic journey they will not soon forget.

Deciding to cover five states and 3,000 miles in just over five months these recent graduates decided the film would not only document the ride but also raise awareness about wild Mustangs...

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