Hello all! I need some advice here. I am looking into buying a few horses to help out on my ranch. I've got a somewhat small place, bout 23 acres, and I keep Bison. I have good animals and they are content and don't roam EXCEPT when the neighbor leaves a gate unlatched Usually I can get them to come right in, as a matter of fact all I usually do is raise my hand and fuss and the few that do tend to walk out will come right back but some of the older bulls are a little defiant and will continue about their buisness until I get on the 4 wheeler, get in front of them, and fire off a few rounds to motivate them back.
I've been thinking of getting a couple horses to replace the 4 wheeler and for working. I really wanted to go with a couple Mustangs because I like wild things and they seem to do OK with Bison from what other Bison ranchers tell me because they are always more aware of whats going on around them.
Heres the problem, I am 6'2" and 280lb (In the process of losing ) and I am concerned that the Mustang may not be large enough for me. I need something that will carry myself, maybe a little bit of gear like fencing pliers or a rifle, and tack. Will I need a draft size or will a mustang suit? And jfyi the only reason I have preferred the Mustang is because I also collect the classic automobile version of the pony and it seemed fitting.