Majestic Comes Home

Angel Jauregui won the Youth division at the Extreme Mustang Makeover with his yearling Door Spring.

At the 2009 Extreme Mustang Makeover that was so beautifully captured in the 2012 documentary Wild Horse Wild Ride, Jesus “Chewy” Jauregui saw his bid for Comprade, the mustang he had trained, trumped by business magnate T. Boone Pickens.

This summer Chewy was working with another mustang that he named Majestic and said reminded him of Compadre.

On Aug. 22 – 23, Chewy competed at the Extreme Mustang Makeover in Shartlesville, Penn., and took third place overall in a field of 19 mustangs and riders.

At the end of the event that tests the trainers’ ability to turn a wild mustang into a trained horse in 100 days, the now tame mustangs are sold at auction. This year Chewy was successful in bidding on his horse. He offered the winning bid of $1,200 for Majestic.

Chewy’s nephews, Angel, 10, and Mateo, 9, took part in the youth mustang event, working with yearling horses. Angel and his yearling, Spring Door, took home the Youth Championship Award, scoring first in a field of six young trainers. Mateo came in sixth place with his horse, Black Cherry.

The event photos were supplied by Suzi Limoni-Woerfel, who drove from Door County to Shartelsville to support the Jaureguis.

“I drove myself there and back (950+ miles) on Sunday so I could get to work on Monday but well worth it! There is a lot of time and expense involved and it’s the love of the horse that keeps everyone going,” she said. “The lessons he’s passing on to his nephews will provide the world with special adults to care for our future. If anyone wants more information –”