Robertson County Farm Bureau elects Paula to another term as Chairperson
Paula has been Chair of the Robertson County Farm Bureau since 2004 and
was re-elected to another 2-year term in 2007.
In 2006, Paula won the
highest award, "Top Five Farm Bureau Women" out of 91 Counties participating.
But in 2007, she outdid herself by becoming #1! TOP FARM BUREAU AWARD FOR THE
STATE OF TENNESSEE.. beating out some extremely talented and accomplished
women in 91 other counties
Paula states that her most rewarding work through the Farm Bureau is teaching
urban and suburban children about farm life, bringing the farm to urban
children, and teaching children "where their food comes from" as well as
exposing them to the beauty and joy of nature and farm life. The Farm Bureau's
overall mission is to bring educational, social, and spiritual opportunities to
rural people, and to develop a wholesome, healthful and abundant country life.
Paula Carr (center with light hat and russet jacket) presents
with the $10,000 top prize for winning the Mustang Heritage Foundation's First
Extreme Mustang Makeover.
Paula is President of the
Mustang Heritage Foundation's Board of Directors. Under her helm, the MHF
produced the incredibly successful "Extreme Mustang Makeover" competition
for summer of 207: 100 wild Nevada Mustangs, 100 Trainers, 100 Days, $25,000 in
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For 2008, the Mustang Heritage
Foundation has expanded its Extreme Mustang Makeover to 200 trainer-horse pairs
(double from last year) plus several smaller regional competitions: The Midwest
Mustang Challenge in Wisconsin, the Western States Mustang Challenge in
Sacramento, CA, the Wyoming Mustang Challenge, and two yearling competitions,
one in Nevada and one in Texas.
Carrs Inducted into 2005 Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo Hall of Fame
and Randall Carr of Cross Plains, Tennessee were inducted into the 2005 Western
States Wild Horse and Burro Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was held in
Reno, Nevada on August 22, 2005, at the Western States Wild Horse and Burro
Expo. The Carrs join the Hall of Fame with other dignitaries such as “Wild
Horse Annie” Velma Johnston, Dawn Lappin, Richard Sewing, Ron Hall, and Dr. Jay
The Carrs have built and
designed adoption centers in Muleshoe, TX, London, OH and in Cross Plains,
Tennessee. Through their efforts, approximately 18,000 Wild Horses and Burros
have been adopted to good homes.
In the last 26 years, Paula
Carr has participated in 998 BLM Adopt-A-Horse programs and handled
approximately half-million dollars in adoption fees for the BLM. In 1993, Paula
and an employee set a record of 256 animals adopted with all the paperwork
completed on ALL the animals, and 167 of them loaded in one day.
Through the years, Paula’s
duties have included, but are not limited to: record keeping, bookkeeping,
helped design and build the permanent and temporary facilities to Dept of
Interior BLM specifications, haltered and fed animals, processed adoption
applications, managed and administered veterinarian care. She designed the
original three part selection form used by the BLM and the chart-on-the-pen
system for detailing age, color and number of animals to potential adopters. She
has also led tour groups and school groups of all ages, demonstrating taming
concepts and hands-on care techniques. In her spare time, she has also lectured
and spoken to civic groups and potential adopters and has given media interviews
along with BLM officials on the adoption program.
Randall Carr was the first to
do an adoption in the East with horses. Paula and Randall are pioneers to this
program, and gave the name SATELLITE to their operation. This name has become
the standard name for all adoptions that are not at a Center location through
out the United States.
They have invented many safety
measures and standard ways of handling a Wild Horse or Burro that continues to
be used by all horse locations today.
Randall, like his wife has
taken on whatever job needs to get done. He has haltered and fed animals,
processed adoption applications, managed wranglers, managed veterinarian care
and promoted the BLM Adopt-A-Horse program to potential adopters at three
facilities and approximately 590 satellite operations for over 55,000 horses and
burros over the past 26 years.
The lead-up system and the
halter chute that is more humane and provides faster and easer loading and
haltering of wild equine that private handlers and BLM employees use was
designed by Randall.
When called upon, usually with
little to no notice, Randall created a temporary housing facility for sick
animals, and later built an equine sick bay hospital at an adoption center. He
was also called upon to transport horses and burros from satellite locations to
other locations and/or horse centers when a crisis situation arose. He assisted
in setting up rescue operations for abused or escaped equine with BLM agents.
The Wild Horse and Burro Hall
of Fame honors individual people, wild horses, and burros who have made a
significant long-term contribution to the well-being of wild horses and burros
on the range and to the promotion of successful adoptions of wild horses and
burros who have been removed from our public lands.
The Western States Wild Horse
and Burro Expo promotes the successful adoption of wild horses and burros who
have been gathered from public lands, provides a Showcase for successful owners,
trainers, and adopters of formerly wild Mustangs and Burros, and provides a
venue for people who love wild horses and burros to come together for fun,
education, entertainment, and friendly competition.
additional information on the Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo Hall of
Fame, please visit
The Carr's have
been honored with many more awards and recognition from a variety of agencies.
Here, they receive an Award of Recognition from the Bureau of Land Management