Originally Posted by kevinshorses
He's far and away the best looking mustang I've seen. Where is he from? He looks like he's taller than most mustangs as well. I would think he can do whatever you are horseman enough to teach him.
Really? I think there are a lot of nicely built Mustangs out there. My guy is from Wyoming too, and is built like a tank. I think Smrobs has some good looking Mustangs too if I remember right.
Before I got my Mustang I assumed they were all scrawny and tiny and narrow. That is definitely not the case! My guy wore size 2 shoes (back when he wore shoes) and has leg bones that most QH's would envy. True, he's only around 14.3 fully grown, but it really doesn't matter because he has the bone structure of a much bigger horse. Heck, most QH's I've met couldn't wear a size 2 shoe if they wanted to.
I'm sure there ARE bands of scrawny, tiny, poorly built Mustangs out there, but I bet it is a result of the living conditions not the horse's genetic potential. For instance, it would be hard to grow big, strong horses out in the deserts of Nevada. But places like Wyoming were they actually have grass, and heck, even northern Arizona where I live, there are some surprisingly nice Mustangs. They may not looks like a show QH, but they are built to be good riding and trail horses.