Taming Lost Cowboy

Cliff Schadt Jr. works with his newly acquired

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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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.

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