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post #41 of 48 Old 05-22-2013, 09:56 AM
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post #42 of 48 Old 05-22-2013, 10:43 AM
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I have issues with people who paint a whole type of horses with the same brush. the majority of mustangs are essensially mutts, and have a huge range of characteristics. to survive in the wild they need to be sound, with great teeth and feet, surefooted, reasonably enduring and an easy keeper. or they die. aside from that, there is no gaurentee. there are nice ones and mean ones, ones that make great kids ponies and ones that make dangerous saddle broncs, small and big, fast and slow. each needs to be individually evaluated.

My personal experience is just that. I have seen a great one that made a spectacular saddle horse. I have started from the ground up, gentling a couple that were completely wild. the one mare was 15hh, 3 years old, untouched. I spent 2 years working on her. she ended up great with her feet, , super easy to catch, saddle, bridle, lunge, tie, load and bathe. She was the single LAZIEST horse I have ever seen in my life. The herd would go for a gallop and she would stand there and watch them. The senior, overweight mini donkey had more energy. and she was SMART,by far the smartest I have owned. That particular combination is unfortunate. One day I was riding her and got into a canter and something scared her, she bucked and caught me off gaurd. No problem, I hopped right back on and the ride went fine. From that ride on, she bucked me off. it was random. sometimes at a walk, sometimes trotting, sometimes away from home, sometimes in the yard, whenever she felt like it. she put her head beween her knees and kept going till I came off. I always got back on. I worked hard on the problem, it wasnt fear, and she was extremely respectful on the ground, she was lazy and intelligent, and found a way to get out of work.

I ended up selling her to someone who wanted a laid back cart horse.
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post #43 of 48 Old 04-16-2014, 12:39 PM
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Best horses in the world...period! I will never own another breed!!
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post #44 of 48 Old 04-22-2014, 03:10 PM
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I bought my mustang from a girl who had bought her from her original adopter for 700 and after 6 years of sitting in a field doing nothing and when I got her within a few months of just gaining her trust has become the best horse she isn't afraid of anything and has even chased down a bear on the trails! I will never go back to another breed and plan on hopefully adopting one from the BLM in a few years :) good luck!
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post #45 of 48 Old 04-22-2014, 03:19 PM
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Danicelia your horse is gorgeous! Love to see another mustang doing jumping. My mare and I are in training for it. My mustang is captive bred, possibly with another breed. She is one of the most talented, smart, enduring, and stubborn horses I have ever met. She's a blast though-we have a lot of fun =)
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post #46 of 48 Old 04-22-2014, 10:22 PM
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Thank you she was range bred and captured as a two year old she's 17 now :) and she is the same way sometimes too smart for her own good
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post #47 of 48 Old 04-23-2014, 06:46 PM
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LOL, I think that just must be a 'stang thing. Mine is that way too. Captured and adopted when he was 2 and he's 12 this year. He's way too darn smart for his own good.

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post #48 of 48 Old 04-23-2014, 07:44 PM
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I have a mustang gelding that was BLM captured, not sure how old he was. He is quirky but so gentle..yet knows how to take care of himself! We are both 22 now and developing the bond we should have had when I first got him. He is so smart and picks up new things so fast!
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