What do you look for in a horse?
Healthy, Heartiness, Stamina, Surefootedness, Sound Feet
Try out a Mustang
Wild horses survive by staying healthy, maintaining sound feet and having incredible stamina. Survival of the fittest. They depend so much on their herd to survive - once a mustang accepts you as a herd mate, his loyalty will be complete. Their trust will be a deeper kind than regular horses.
Mustangs are known for their toughness and endurance. Many foundation horses came from the horse herds of Native Americans. The mustang completely changed the Indians way of life. The Indians horse would endure work that would cause other horses to drop. The Indian and his horse could travel further, faster and longer with less food, water and rest than other people or horses.
Surefootedness / Sound Feet
The mustang's legs and hooves, unprotected by shoeing, are hard and enduring; the horses are able to travel over the roughest terrain without their hooves becoming unsound. They have withstood the test of time and nature has ensured that only the strongest, healthiest and best survive.
(References: Working With Mustangs by Bonnie Anderson - May 2001; Conquistador - Spanish Mustangs & Barbs by D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, Ph.D.)
“You can’t beat Mustang intelligence in the entire equine race"
"Wild horses are hardier, stronger, more reliable, more trusting and more dependable health-wise than a domestice horse"
Ray Field of the Wild Horse Foundation