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Cliff Schadt Jr. works with his newly acquired Mustang at the Diamond Hedge Farm in Holtsville, May 16, 2014. Schadt a horse trainer has accepted the Extreme Mustang Makeover challenge, where he will have 90 days to train the feral horse.(Credit: Johnny Milano)

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Taming Lost Cowboy

Mattituck native Cliff Schadt Jr., who worked as a cowboy in Montana, Wyoming and several other western states, has taken on the Extreme Mustang Makeover, a challenge to turn a wild mustang into a trained, human-friendly horse in less than 100 days. We followed along as his pupil, Lost Cowboy, overcame his fear of big rubber balls, plastic kiddie pools and strangers on his back.