Mustang Pony Breed Profile

History Of The Mustang Pony

The Mustang pony is native to North America, descended from Arab and Barb horses of the Spanish settlers. The horses of the settlers strayed and developed into a hardy breed whilst roaming free and were captured by Indians and were also popular with the cowboys. The Mustang pony was crossed with larger breeds to create working horses such as the Quarter horse, Appaloosa, Pinto and Palomino. The Mustang pony is now a protected breed following a decline in numbers.

Height Of The Mustang Pony

The Mustang pony stands 14 to 15 hh.

Colour Of The Mustang Pony

The Mustang pony can be any colour.

Breed Characteristics Of The Mustang Pony

Mustang ponies are of light build with hard legs and feet. They have good stamina.

Temperament Of The Mustang Pony

The Mustang pony is courageous, independent and uncertain temper.

Uses Of The Mustang Pony

The Mustang pony is used as a general riding horse, for stock work and endurance riding.

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