LIGHT HORSE: MUSTANG

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Origin

  • North America
  • 41 million years ago, spread to Eurasia

Uses

  • Endurance Racing
  • General Riding
  • Hunting
  • Riding

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CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

what are they like?

colors are black, bay, buckskin, champagne, chestnut, cremello, dun, grey, grullo, palomino, perlino, roan, spotted.

medium sized, 14-15 hands, 56-60 in., weighs roughly 800 lbs

the ones that are removed from the wild require experienced handlers, but a gentled mustang can make a willing partner and a great family horse.

they are brave, courageous, spirited, and independent.

FACTS

  • lives up to 40 years
  • the hurt or disabled are protected by the herd
  • they are often called "the symbol of the american west"
  • mustang "mestenos" which means owner-less or stray horses
  • today nearly 41,000 mustangs are on public lands
  • warmblooded
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