Yes, the cost of exporting one of these horses would be more than the cost of buying the horse itself. Not to mention that they would need to be at least halter and trailer trained before they could be transported safely and effectively.
I'm sure the BLM would let you buy a mustang if you were committed to it and emailed them personally.
When we import horses from the continent (France, Germany, Spain etc..) We get a quote that decreases (per horse) the more horses we take. So, it would be more worth while to import 5 horses than just 1. Not all companies do this I know,but I was thinking say the more people who wanted one the more horses would shipped over.
It's pretty high price though :S A friend of a friend took her horses from England to the US then 6months later broke up with her fiance and brought them back to England, each horse being £5,000 each way, so £10k per horse o_o
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?
they are captured and auctioned out when they overpopulate in the wild