Adopting a mustang
Hello all! I have really been thinking about adopting a yearling mustang filly for over a year now and I am ready to take the plunge here in a couple months. I just lost my 26 year old Arabian and she was absolutely amazing, when I got her she was sitting for about 8 years and I dont have "formal" training so everything that we did we had to figure out together. I definitely wouldn't call her a beginner's horse but she was mine. By the end of it I swear we could read each others minds and she looked to me for guidance, I also listened to her when she sensed things that I couldn't.
But I digress, there is a group of wild horses about 2 hours from where I live (oak creek wild horses if anyone wants to look them up) and I am planning on contacting the lady that manages the herd soon to set up a meeting. The thing that draws me to this herd is that they aren't afraid of people. Anyone is allowed to go visit the herd with a donation of alfalfa, the entire herd will come running down off the hill to eat and alot of the new foals have seen people since birth so they are very willing and curious, some will even come up for scratches. They are believed to be descendants of Morgans which is another reason I am drawn to them. The way I seen it if I spend the next few years really working with this filly I will have a great partner for the next 20+ years. I am in no rush for anything, since losing my mare I just need an equine companion to keep me sane. I ride for a lady across town so at least once I get her leading and able to be hauled I can pony her.
I guess I dont have any real question, I'm just excited and looking for other people's experience with untouched yearlings. I have been reading other experiences and pulling out what I feel can benefit me so I would love to hear whatever anyone would like to share!