Fort Worth, TX – September, 2013 — Dan James and Smart Little Mustang, also known as “Punk” demonstrated what can be achieved in the Double Dan Horsemanship Program at the Mustang Heritage Foundation’s Mustang Million. After several days of competition in the Legends Division, James and Punk earned their way to the Mustang Million Zoetis Free Style Finals with 19 other competitors.
Inspired by the Tonto character in the recent film The Lone Ranger, James and Punk brought the audience to their feet with a performance that showcased the horsemanship and entertainment that Double Dan Horsemanship is known for. Performing bare back and at liberty, James illustrated the partnership and trust he has developed with this once wild mustang.
As the final judges scores were totaled, the audience was given their chance to vote for their favorite. James and Punk placed fourth in the prestigious Zoetis Free Style finals and, to great honor, was announced as the 2013 Mustang Million Fan Favorite.
“Mustang Million has been an incredible ride, to be picked as fan favorite was a real honor in the midst of such great horsemen and women,” stated James. “Punk was a super star and once again reminded me how incredible these animals are. I look forward to sharing the very talented Smart Little Mustang with the world.”
About Double Dan Horsemanship
Since their debut as “The Dan and Dan Show” in 2008, Double Dan Horsemanship is quickly becoming a household name in the equine industry. The duo have been noted for performing at every major Royal show in Australia and many large equine events in the United States, earning championships at the “Way of the Horse” at Equitana Asia Pacific in 2008, Road to the Horse International 2012 and the Mane Event 2012 Trainer’s Challenge. They have been crowd favorites in the opening ceremonies of the World Equestrian Games, Australia’s Got Talent, Australian National Cutting Horse Futurities, Equine Affaire and many others. As one of the hottest-selling equine acts in the industry, they continue to expand their horizons.
Dan James and Dan Steers have spent their time traveling the world sharing their unique brand of horsemanship and inspiring horse owners. Double Dan Horsemanship invites riders of any skill level to push the boundaries of horsemanship. Dan and Dan instruct horsemanship clinics and produce training tools to simplify the training process. Learn more about Double Dan Horsemanship atwww.doubledanhorsemanship.com.