One of the most enthralling things I’ve witnessed in a while occurred last Saturday at the Williamson County Sheriffs Posse arena, in Georgetown, Texas. It was where five wild mustangs, only recently displaced from Bureau of Land Management land in the far western states of Wyoming, Nevada and California, spent their first morning getting to know their new trainers, all Williamson County Sheriffs Posse members. These lovely creatures will work with their new trainers one-on-one for one hundred days, as part of the Mustang Challenge and Extreme Mustang Makeover. The fruits of this human/horse relationship comes to fruition September 10-12 in Fort Worth, Texas, where the trainers demonstrate what they’ve been able to accomplish. Remember, these horses have had little or no human interaction. They aren’t always trusting, as Roddy Clyde, shown in many of these photos, will tell you. Perhaps it’s a cliche to refer to Mr. Clyde as a horse whisperer, but the shoe fits. During an hour in the arena ring, Clyde made amazing progress. The touching you see here is no small feat. An interesting fact: the Mustang Heritage Foundation, a national group, is based just east of Georgetown, in Weir, Texas. These photos accompany a Williamson County Sun story by Will Anderson.