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.
The Mustang pony stands 14 to 15 hh.
The Mustang pony can be any colour.
Mustang ponies are of light build with hard legs and feet. They have good stamina.
The Mustang pony is courageous, independent and uncertain temper.
The Mustang pony is used as a general riding horse, for stock work and endurance riding.