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        03-16-2013, 11:17 PM
    Keep in mind too he's only four
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        03-17-2013, 10:28 AM
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    It's perspective-14.3 isn't really "itty bitty", if the rider is 5'. Different if the rider is 6' & over. Being a mustang, he might be very good at endurance.
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        03-17-2013, 10:30 AM
    I'm 5'2
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        03-17-2013, 02:44 PM
    14.3 and itty-bitty? That's funny. From the photo I thought he looked quite long-legged and was probably tall. Or maybe my eyes are just going.
    At 4 he will still grow and fill out. You can condition and do limited distance. He's still a youngster. But try and see how he does.
        03-17-2013, 02:49 PM
    When I say itty bitty, I'm just used to my other horse who is 14.3, but stocky, he's my ex barrel horse. Bleu is a lot more narrow, and stream lined. And I know he's going to get bigger, he already has grown a bunch in the seven months I've had him.
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        03-17-2013, 02:57 PM
    I had a couple of friends who got mustangs from the Eastern Oregon range area. It was amazing how much they grew and changed with feed and riding. One went on to become a police horse.
    Anyway, good luck to you and your young guy if you decide this is something for you both. Endurance is an exciting sport.
        03-17-2013, 03:15 PM
    I have ridden mustangs all my life and from my experience most tend to have pretty good natural endurance. Good luck with this handsome guy!:)
        03-17-2013, 05:37 PM
    Thanks :)
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        03-17-2013, 09:19 PM
    This is the other horse I'm riding while I work with Bleu. He is a mustang/paint gelding, nine years old. I wanted to see what yall had to say about his conformation. He is around 15.3 hands? Maybe. I've never measured him.
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