He has a sweet face... it will be so fun to earn his trust and train him! Are there books out there on how to work with a wild horse? I would like to read them as well- I bet his senses are heightened compared to a domestic bred horse. Oh, and what is his name?
As this is your first horse and you are going to keep him at home, I just don't think this is a smart choice. Sorry that this is not what you want to hear. But I think a wild mustang is a bad choice for a first home. Do you have the 7' fencing they require?
I think this is a great experience for you. If you run into problems the BLM would have names of people in your area that can help you also. I have adopted 6 horses from the BLM and love every one. Each has their own quirks. Sit in his stall, read to him, talk to him, he will come around. He should be showing a little curiosty about you now. It just takes time. Be patient. And congrats, he is very nice looking. He will grow up to a beautiful boy!
I'm a little late,But congrats on the Mustang. I work with BLM mustangs a little(broke & rode one today.)To me they are a great horse,But you must understand they are a wild animal,not the pasture pets that has been around people,auto's, family pets all their lifes.So respect that.
A young Mustang will some times bond with one person a lot like a German shepard dog will do.
So to start do not let just one person tend to it. they seem to bond to a woman or child the most.Take your time with him & you will have many years of enjoyment with him.
Oh by the way, I didn't see any thing about him that was bad,Fine looking horse,,,,