06-18-2010, 03:04 PM
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I know way, way more mustang adoption horror stories than I do success stories. The success stories have common threads: experienced horsepeople with a suitable facility that wanted the experience of starting totally from scratch. The horror stories all have common threads too: Inexperienced people (who had either "rode all the time as a kid" or had taken some riding lessons) who didn't know what they were getting into, didn't have adequate help and didn't have the correct facilities.
That said; you've had one before, and I assume you've had previous experience breaking from scratch and socializing an unhandled horse, so if the idea appeals to you, I say go for it.
I got to the point where I really preferred starting completely unhandled horses because 1.) nobody else had made mistakes and screwed them up 2.) I knew exactly what they knew and had done and exactly what they didn't.
I do want to add one more caveat though -
You will probably end up with as much or more money in the mustang when you've produced a finished horse than it would take to buy a finished horse right now. But I'm guessing that you're interested in this because you want the experience, so that may not matter as much to you.