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LovePandaPony 11-19-2012 07:06 PM

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
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...33391572_n.jpg
Coming home! May Twelfth
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...96858596_n.jpg
First Touch/Leading session
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...07155372_n.jpg
First Lunging session
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...13811526_n.jpg
Goofing off
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...57592424_n.jpg
Jumping
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...18665700_n.jpg
My evil mustang is obviously going to kill me
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...66163520_n.jpg
Mustang Challenge!!! (We drove from California to Mid Texas September twelfth)
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...29352390_n.jpg
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...14171945_n.jpg
Two months after competition(Yesterday)
First saddling

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...40618193_n.jpg
First ride
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...36324891_n.jpg


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!

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...78757590_n.jpg

crimsonsky 11-19-2012 07:48 PM

i'm a mustang fan for sure. did you get yours from the Palomino Valley BLM facility?

AnrewPL 11-19-2012 08:38 PM

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.

Nightside 11-19-2012 08:49 PM

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BBBCrone 11-19-2012 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LovePandaPony (Post 1764786)
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


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.

Eolith 11-19-2012 09:27 PM

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!
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/p...anti/11357.jpg

First time all saddled up last winter!
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/p...nti/saddle.jpg

A couple of photos from last spring when he shed out.
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/p...nti/share6.jpg

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/p...nti/share7.jpg

His handsome head
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/p...6-03165034.jpg

LovePandaPony 11-19-2012 09:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crimsonsky (Post 1764860)
i'm a mustang fan for sure. did you get yours from the Palomino Valley BLM facility?

Actually, yes! She was a Palomino Valley baby ^^

LovePandaPony 11-19-2012 09:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AnrewPL (Post 1764946)
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. Iím just wondering because I have never even been near one, I donít think we have them in Australia.

People have the idea that mustangs are "Ruthless and evil". Mustangs are generally caught off the range, so most mustangs were raised in the wild and without human contact. Because of that, it takes a lot longer to work with them, because they were raised to not trust humans. But Mustangs, once bonded, will do anything for their person, and are the sweetest horses you can find. People cant get that in their head, however, and this lady decided that my horse that was lunging was a danger to her and her horse, even though we've been in the same arena for 40 minutes before, and my horse was being as docile as a kitten

LovePandaPony 11-19-2012 09:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eolith (Post 1765014)
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!
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/p...anti/11357.jpg

First time all saddled up last winter!
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/p...nti/saddle.jpg

A couple of photos from last spring when he shed out.
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/p...nti/share6.jpg

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/p...nti/share7.jpg

His handsome head
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/p...6-03165034.jpg


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. ^^

AnrewPL 11-19-2012 09:38 PM

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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