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I am Interested in Mustang Horses. I would like to now more about them. What colors they are and where they live. Ive found some basic information, but I dont know why they are considered different than regular horses.
Question Date: 2000-04-11
Answer 1:

The mustang is also known as the the American feral horse. The Mustang is a feral horse found now in the western United States. The name Mustang comes from the Spanish word mesteo or monstenco meaning wild or stray. Originally these were Spanish horses or their descendants but over the years they became a mix of numerous breeds. These were the horses which changed the lives of the Native Americans living in or near the Great Plains. As European settlers came farther west they brought their horses with them. Some were lost to Indian raids, others were freed as wild stallions tore down fences to add the tame mares tn his herd or tame horse
escaped from settlers as the original horses had escaped from the Spanish. Draft breeding was among the horses which added to the Mustang herds. Also the Indians bartered and captured horses between tribes, making the distribution more complete.
Most Mustangs are of the light horse or warmblood type (do you know what these terms mean? See if you can look them up in a guide to horses). The coat color is the full range of colors found in horses. While the Spanish blood has been diluted, many of the horses still exhibit Spanish characteristics. There has been a firmly held belief for several decades that there were no pure Spanish-type horse remaining on the ranges of the wild horse. But in recent years a few small herds have been found in very isolated areas which have been found through blood testing to be strongly
decended from Spanish breeding. Among these are the Kiger and Cerat Mustangs.

Answer 2:

Mustangs come in lots of horse colors: brown, black, pinto, white and others.they live in the western USA: California, Arizona, Nevada and some other western states. They are different from other horses because they have been living wild and free for about 500 years (since the spaniards brought them to Mexico from spain). some of them got loose and became wild. They are a bit smaller than most of the tame breeds of horses (like thoroughbreds or arabians or draft horses).


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