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    07-29-2010, 01:33 AM
^ The 10k would be for importing, lol, forgot that bit.

Ah I know Aztec - They make our brumbies just look like weedy little ponies with big heads! Lol!
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    07-29-2010, 01:35 AM
I own a BLM mustang :) their amazing. Sorry if the pictures are stupidly huge.

    07-29-2010, 01:38 AM
Originally Posted by Deerly    
So I have to ask - are these wild mustangs? Is catching wild mustangs for training / sale still something that goes on? It surprises me when there are horses being shipped out to auctions and slaughter that we'd be pulling horses from the wild.

Or are they in danger in the wild and are being captured for their own safety?
Nevermind, I answered my own question googling BLM mustang :)

To keep wild horse populations in check and sustainable - makes sense!
    07-29-2010, 01:42 AM
Yay for internet search and answer! You've hit it on the nose Deerly. Overpopulation is something the BLM has been trying to control for a long time.

I'm the culprit of posting the link to that BLM internet adoption in the paint thread. ^_^ There are definitely some super gorgeous horses available through them. I have every intention of getting myself a few mustangs eventually when I've got the proper facilities for it. Until then I'll satisfy myself with being a mustang aficionado and trying to get OTHER people to adopt them. So many of these wonderful horses don't have anywhere to go.

Policies may have changed, but they do offer studs. They don't have to be gelded.

That dun mare was one that I was drooling over too. I love not only her conformation, but those white spots she has all over her! I think they're called birdcatcher's spots or something?
    07-29-2010, 01:43 AM
Originally Posted by wild_spot    
I don't know anything about the BLM, but they were listed as studs on the website. They were also over 10 so were being sold, not adopted.

Oh I would love one. Probably couldn't justify 10k + for a $700 horse though, lol!

Just read through the website and it said they were passed up at the last three auctions without any bids so they are for sale like you said
    07-29-2010, 02:56 AM
^ It said on the website that any horse over the age of 10 is offered for sale, not adoption.

We have huge overpopulation issues with brumbies but they aren't nearly as attractive for sale as the mustangs are.
    07-29-2010, 02:58 AM

Someone got this GORGEOUS perfect filly for $145?!!!?!?! *steals her* Wow!
    07-29-2010, 04:28 AM
My friend who is taking care of my horses for me has 7 blm mustangs. She just got through talking to a blm agent and the studs do not have to be gelded. It is up to the owner on that one. I would love one, but I havent seen to many over 15 hh, and I need a taller horse. Im over 6 ft tall. And I don't know enough about training to feel comfortable working with something that is wild.
    07-29-2010, 09:38 AM
Originally Posted by armydogs    
i havent seen to many over 15 hh, and I need a taller horse. Im over 6 ft tall. And I don't know enough about training to feel comfortable working with something that is wild.
The big guys are out there if you look hard enough. I've also found that the height of the horse doesn't matter as greatly as the breadth of the horse. If you get something stocky with a nice round barrel it'll usually fill out long legs pretty well. ^_^

Also, it's possible to adopt some of these mustangs already greenbroke from competitions nationwide known as the Extreme Mustang Makeover. The horses still go for very little typically, but they've got three months of training by professional trainers.

Not to mention that if you can go to a live adoption or one of the holding facilities to choose a horse, you may be surprised to find that a few of the horses are curious and brave enough to come right up to you and even let you touch them a little. They're usually much easier and willing to be trained. Of course there are still the ones that would prefer to have absolutely nothing to do with you and can be tough to train.
    07-29-2010, 09:50 AM
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Tell me about it!!! When I moved here from Melbourne 7 months ago, the first thing I did was buy a Mustang! I have to say it is flashy, reliable and handles this Texas heat very well. Her name is Charlie, here she is at the last place she was owned before I brought her home...
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