Re: Is a Mustang Right For Me?
What you want in a jumper is a horse that's quick, responsive, and able to get over the fences. Can you find that in a mustang? Maybe... I've personally never seen one in the jumper ring (Not that they don't exist) as they really weren't bred to do that. ;) I do see a lot of WBs, Selle Francais, TB's, even QH's. But I see a lot of those breeds that don't make it in the jumpers. My point is, it doesn't really matter what the breed is. If you can find a mustang that can do that at the level you want, with the personality you want, then great! For the jumpers look for a horse that can do the job, not a particular breed.
As far as mustangs go, I hear they're fabulous trail horses. Surefooted, strong hooves that don't need shoes, etc. I really don't have experience with them though. I have had a lot of experience with Selle Francais. My trainer growing up imported them from France every year so about half of my barn were SFs! They are generally a little hotter but make fantastic jumpers. Some of them did well in the hunters as well. Generally beautiful but very expensive! (most of these were in or close to 6 figures)