I have a mustang mare I got at an auction three years ago (auction..I know....always the best place to get a horse ). She was about 2 then. Supposedly she'd been saddled and ridden a handful of times. She was born to a BLM mare, but my horse was born in captivity, in a boarding stable.
She acts pretty much like a large dog. She has "moods" where you know not to mess with her though.
The first year I had her I got a saddle and bridle on her a few times..But I was too chicken to get on.
Now she's about five years old, and a friend of a friend of a friend is coming to pick her up tomorrow and take her away from training.
But someone last week who supposedly "knows horses" told me, "oh five is pretty much too late to fully train a mustang. Theyre too set in their ways that point. Even if you do get her trained, she'll turn on you faster than any other horse would." I was kind of freaked out.
IS THAT TRUE? OR CAN YOU STILL FULLY TRAIN A HORSE THAT'S 5? She's going to be gone a few months...
Mostly, Im just a chicken, 19 year old college student, who figures while I still live at home it would be nice to have a horse I can actually ride and have fun with. Maybe even take out to an arena someday and learn to barrel race like the gymkana kids do.
Is it too late to have my horse be like that?