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        10-04-2008, 01:41 PM
    I definitely know what you mean that it is probably too much for me to jump into right now...been there done that...i think im going to give it a solid two weeks then see where my thoughts are...
    Thanks you guys for all the advice!!!

    "A little dangerous can get you a lot dead"-solon
    Good point lol

    "Take your time, you are dealing with a life and what you do with it will affect it for the rest of it's life."-iridehorses
    Yes I understand that totally, its alot of weight on the shoulders with someone else life especially one you can't verbally talk with...

    Thanks again guys!!
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        10-04-2008, 01:54 PM
    Green Broke
    I think it's cool you want to go that route - I think with more experience you can get there.

    You said you don't have a lot of options training wise - use what you got. Shadow everyone you have access too. Everyone. Every little bit REALLY does help.
        10-04-2008, 01:57 PM
    Yea I have a friend down the road that trains horses im thinking about walkin down there later and talking with her and if I can swallow my pride I can ask my uncle if he can help some he'll probably say no and then bash me for creative thinking but its worth a try
        10-04-2008, 02:04 PM
    Green Broke
    I'm not sure how much experience the OP has, but another option if you really want to adopt a mustang is adopt one that has been worked with under the inmate program. The adoption is still through the BLM - but you can get them either already halter trained or even basic saddle training on them.
        10-04-2008, 02:05 PM
    Yea I was thinking about getting (if I could) one that had already been messed with some that way im not knee deep
        10-04-2008, 02:13 PM
    Green Broke
    You can also get mustangs through private sales as well that were originally BLM mustangs, but have been adopted out for over a year and now have a title. Many of these have been messed with as well.
        10-04-2008, 06:12 PM
    Yea I was looking at a mustang that originally came from the BLM but we had some stuff that needed to be taken care of first and by the time all that was done we could afford to buy him, but we couldnt afford to feed him over the winter so we didnt buy him...
    Thanks for all your help you guys I really appreciate it lol
        10-04-2008, 10:51 PM
    I bought my filly as an untouched little girl. She was as wild as they come. Worked with her, now she is a dog. Getting thru those first few months will take patience, good handling and a great ability to read the horse in question. If you have and know the above, you can do it without problems.
    When you get passed that stage, everything else is pretty much the same as having a regular horse.

    Good Luck :)
        10-06-2008, 08:23 AM
    First of all if you think about selling the mustang down the road it'll be tough. Again, I'm not sure about other states, but in my area even trained mustang is not much of interest to the people. In fact same about the lease: people prefer "normal" horses. From those mustangs I've seen around they are not the best looking horses, and also are not suited for some disciplines. Again, I'm talking only about OWN experience, so all please don't take it personally. Probably there are some nice looking mustangs jumping 5' and do dressage, but I've never run into one.

    As for training, I think with the help of the professional trainer you can accomplish that, but it'll be LONG AND HARD way. I got the wild filly (not a mustang, but no handling domestic yearling + abused) and it's been a very frustrating at times journey (up to the point I was close to give up several times). The only reason I didn't give up I knew she'll end up in slaughter.
        10-08-2008, 03:44 PM
    Training Wild Mustangs

    I train wild mustangs at 3-Strikes Ranch in Nebraska. It isn't the rocket science people make it out to be and the mustangs aren't wild or crazy, however I would recommend getting training from someone who has worked with mustangs.
    Mustangs are highly intelligent so the training doesn't take long at all and they retain everything.
    If you would like more information on our training methods, below are the URLs to our blogs and web site.

    Mustang Training at 3 Strikes Ranch

    Mustang Outpost in the West

    3-Strikes Ranch

    We also have a program where you can select a mustang out of our 322 mustangs we have and we will train them for you. You can't go wrong with a mustang, they make loving companions and have great endurance.

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