Mustangs... your opinions?
mustangs are god awful creatures and will always be wild and shouldn't be allowed to be adopted...
Just kidding xD
I own a filly that is between 18 and 26 months, whom was my competition mustang for the Youth Extreme Supreme Mustang Makeover challenge.
what's your opinions on what age a mustang should be started, what disciplines you believe mustangs should excel in, or just your opinion of the breed in general. I'm curious of what actually educated horsepeople think
(The reason i'm doing this is because I was working my filly Nike in an arena with someone riding for about 40 minutes. The lady overhears my mentor and I talking about the fact that she's a mustang, and the lady threw a fit and left. Is that what everyone thinks the breed is like?)
And for entertainment purposes, I'll post some pictures of my Nikeboo.
The only thing we had to look at when bidding for her back in March
Coming home! May Twelfth
First Touch/Leading session
First Lunging session
My evil mustang is obviously going to kill me
Mustang Challenge!!! (We drove from California to Mid Texas September twelfth)
Two months after competition(Yesterday)
So yeah, now that you've seen the hard-knock life of my Mustang in the six months i've owned her, I wanna hear your opinion of the breed!
i'm a mustang fan for sure. did you get yours from the Palomino Valley BLM facility?
Why did the lady throw a fit and leave? What is supposed to be the problem with mustangs? I know a cutting trainer through the internets, we email about horses etc, he said that though he trains $100,000 plus horses every day not too many of them are as good as his mustang. I’m just wondering because I have never even been near one, I don’t think we have them in Australia.
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If by started, you mean groundwork training, introduction to people, manners, etc. It's never too early. More strenuous types of work on the legs and back such as riding, etc isn't any different in my mind for a mustang than any other breed of horse. My personal general rule on that is not before 3 and possibly 4 depending on the physical and mental development of the horse. When looking for an ad and I see a horse has been backed at 2, I don't even read the ad further but move on. That is kinda one of my pet peeves. Not everyone will agree with that.
I think mustangs are awesome horses. Hardy with a lot of endurance and heart. They are real good endurance horses and I know they excel very well in that area. I'm not sure there's anything they *can't* do.
Mustangs are super awesome. I've had my wild critter for just over a year now. We got him as a yearling. I'll be starting him lightly under saddle this spring as a three year old. I already know that he'll be an awesome trail horse and all around fun horse. I'm sure I can do pretty well in dressage with him too.
This is the only picture we had when we bid on him!
First time all saddled up last winter!
A couple of photos from last spring when he shed out.
His handsome head
He is a GORGEOUS boy!!! Any Kiger? I can see it in his legs and head! Have fun starting him under saddle! He seems like he is a very respectable horse!
I think that i'll start sitting on Nike and getting her used to all that for a month when she's Two and a half, then leaving it alone. when she's three, I'll probably be following the same route as you. ^^
Pft, most people have never seen a really mean horse. Strange that she couldn’t just go “well I’ll be, mustangs aren’t evil after all”. I know generally what mustangs are (we have a rough equivalent in Australia called Brumbies) but from what I have been told about them they are usually pretty tough, hard working horses. Well sounds like yours is good and looks like a nice little guy.
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