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post #11 of 21 Old 08-31-2011, 10:46 PM
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I used to have two. Adopted them at the same time - the big black one was the one I wanted and the little bay came along as his buddy. The big black we named Dante and unfortunately lost him a couple months after we adopted him to colic. I was extremely tore up especially when he was gentling down so quickly.
The little bay, Bandit, was much wilder even though he was younger and took longer to bring around. He was about the same height as my haflinger, but more narrow so I was worried about my size versus his and found him a home with a smaller lady who had been searching for a while for a mustang.

I think someday I may give mustangs a try again, though I think after how long it took Bandit to gentle down, I would adopt a weanling or yearling for my next one.

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post #12 of 21 Old 08-31-2011, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by crimsonsky View Post
on second glance, too bad some of those horses (the palomino paint for example) have the hip/butt brands. that typically means that they are too old to be considered for adoption.
Actually all of those mares in that pen were marked to be sent back out on the range and were separated from the others.
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post #13 of 21 Old 09-01-2011, 12:29 AM
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I am another 'stang lover. I have 2, one of whom is my main horse for everything from parades to ranch work. They are just so darn tough and have such big personalities.

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post #14 of 21 Old 09-01-2011, 01:15 AM
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I have a few mustangs too. Unbelievable bond we share.

Saw this on FB today and thought I would share. There will be a new TV series on mustangs. Meeting America's Mustangs

Here is a sneak peak video YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

Deciding on what channel it will be on is in the works.

I am not affiliated or spamming, just figured this would be appropriate thread to share. Exciteed to see more coverage on the mustangs. Maybe more will get adopted and out of the holding pens.
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post #15 of 21 Old 09-01-2011, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by barrelracinbaby4 View Post
Actually all of those mares in that pen were marked to be sent back out on the range and were separated from the others.
interesting... i've not see the branded ones returned to the wild. they are, to my knowledge, sent out to "pasture" basically on mustang preserves (so they're fenced in but it's big enough that it really doesn't feel like they're contained). they are not, however, out with stallions so no breeding is happening in these herds. hence the not suitable for adoption but also not returned to the breeding stock. those horses are typically not pulled in as far as making it to the pens.

again - this is all in my experience.
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post #16 of 21 Old 09-06-2011, 08:56 AM
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I thought they were starting to get the older ones adopted out. Like with the incentive funds? Or are those the ones that are on their last chance to get adopted?


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post #17 of 21 Old 09-06-2011, 04:53 PM
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idk about incentive funds for mustang adoptions. they're typically $150 to adopt and if you go at the right time you can get 2 for 1 deals, etc. there's not much more they can do price wise to entice people to adopt when they're basically free to start. :(
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post #18 of 21 Old 09-06-2011, 07:38 PM
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I am a great admirier of the Mustang and the burros of the US western states (although I resist calling them wild, since they are actually feral, not wild). They are an incredible example of natural selection and natures own selective breeding process.
They have also been my silent champions of keeping my horses unshod since I was a very boy in the the very early 70's, when the entire equine community (in my area) screamed about how I was going to ruin my horses feet by not shoeing them. My grandfather and a couple of oldtimeers where my only support.....and the Mustang, who I held up as an example of how horses don't have shoes to be ridden on hard surfaces.

I have determined that if I decide to increase the number of horses I have in the future I will probably get a BLM Burro and Mustang. Hopefully they will come unshod :)
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post #19 of 21 Old 09-06-2011, 07:40 PM
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very young boy :))
It would help if I proofed before I sent.
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post #20 of 21 Old 09-07-2011, 04:55 PM
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I miss my mustang mare so much! She was so trustworthy, sure-footed, and willing. :( I miss her to pieces!!

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