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    07-29-2010, 11:18 AM
Sara, your mustang has lovely conformation.
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    07-29-2010, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
Sara, your mustang has lovely conformation.
Why thankyou! Unfortunately I didn't have any photo's from behind but I assure you she isn't cow hocked

Her conformation certainly helps with her speed over short distances, she would be an excellent quarter mile sprinter!!
    07-29-2010, 12:15 PM
Originally Posted by sarahver    
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...
I love your Charlie. I've always wanted a Charlie of my own.

Of course, I'd prefer one of the aged ones, born in 1967 or 1968. I'm willing to give it a good, forever home!
    07-29-2010, 12:29 PM
It is always better to adopt seniors, IMO.
    07-29-2010, 06:59 PM
I love their height - Anythong over 15h is big! I wish Bundy would shrink a bit :]

OOOh your fellow is lovely, Sarahver. Just look at that powerful build :]
    07-29-2010, 08:59 PM
Now you see why I love them so much. If you have the eye to pick a good one, they make **** nice horses that can go for days with no rest and less food (mine get fat just by breathing LOL). Have to agree that 6 feet isn't too tall for a mustang. My boy Koda is only 14.2 but he will make a tall person look short when riding because his barrel is so big. Not only that, but most of them don't have the feet problems that you see so often with domestic breeds, plus they have the bigger bones from drafts in their lines. W_S, that last boy you posted has to have some Belgian pretty close back in his lines. He's HUGE.

Pretty much every one of them has strong conformation (not necessarily pretty) that means they can withstand hard work better than your typical QH or TB. I am suprised that not more jumpers and eventers are interested in them because, let me tell you, they can jump like deer. That is why the BLM requires you have 6 foot fencing LOL. I watched an Auction that the BLM had a couple of months ago on TV. You want to talk about some super nice looking horses going for a pittance. There were some bay and brown mares that could put the best bred QH to shame for looks that went for like $150. Then the fugly buckskin went for $1500. OH, the injustice.

Hukassa, your boy looks like he could be from the same area as mine. Same gray with 2 hind socks .
    07-29-2010, 09:20 PM
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Wild Spot: You are so right, the Mustangs over here kick butt over our brumbies! Mustangs to me look like horses that would do a job, work all day and then take kids for rides at the end of it all! Our brumbies sometimes look like they were accidentally crossed with some of the wild camels in the outback somewhere.

Smrobs: Interesting point on Mustangs as jumpers, they certainly have a nice boxy conformation which would be ideally suited to jumping, I bet they are sound minded enough also.

SpeedRacer: As always, you have impeccable taste. There is also a 1968 Mustang in my family, it is brilliant blue with a white convertible top *drool* As for me, I have always been a sucker for a grey with dark points...
    07-29-2010, 09:33 PM
Mhhm, they look very much alike, was he rounded up in Nevada? My boy has alot of draft in him though, he's 15.2 pushing 15.3 and when the farrier first came out he almost had a heart attach because his feet are as big as a percheron's and the clippers will barely cut them they're so hard.
    07-29-2010, 09:36 PM
Haha, maybe they are distantly related. Dobe is from Wyoming and though he isn't as tall (14.3), his feet are the same way. It is quite a workout for my brother to trim him or put shoes on.
    07-29-2010, 09:47 PM
Haha I'm honestly glad he's done growing. We bought him from the colorado prison program as a 3 year old and 14 hands shot up to 15.2 in about 2 years. He's 6 now so I'm pretty sure he's done. Mustang are absolute hell to keep weight off of though, I swear he eats about half as much as my quarter horses, gets ridden almost everyday and still has a hay belly.

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