The Spanish Mustang is the classic wild horse of the ancient West.
Horses were originally present in the Americas until they disappeared about 10,000 years ago. It was not until the late 18th and early 15th centuries AD that explorers, including Christopher Columbus, brought horses back to the New World. The horses brought back were Arab and Spanish, young, fast and tough. They got used to the harsh desert environments and quickly began to fill South, Central and North America, where they are known today as wild mustangs. The black mustang horse was therefore not native to the Americas and descended from domesticated horses. This is why the mustang horse is considered a wild horse, not a wild horse.
Over 400 years ago, Spanish explorers made trips to the Americas, where they brought a selection of Iberians. Horse farms are solid, solid and beautiful. For generations, stocks have been traded, stolen or escaped from wild herds in North America. Some of Mustang wild beasts wandered near breeders or riders who introduced a large stallion, such as a purebred or Tennessee horse, into the herd in order to increase the size of the horses. Later, their offspring will be rounded and trained for use on farms or in the military. In these wild herds, the original Iberian blood has been diluted. However, this mitigation has not occurred in some geographically isolated wild herds or wild mustangs domesticated by Native Americans. Each tribe enthusiastically kept its horses and maintained its oral and written lineage. The horses which kept large Iberian blood were known under the name of “native Indian horse” or “Mustang Spanish”, and are now called “Spanish colonial horses”. With the enactment of the Horses and Horses Act in 1971, 47 million acres of public land were allocated to support wild horses in 303 herd management areas.
Here 7 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE KIGER MUSTANG:
7. The word “Mustang” is familiar
Although most believe that mustang is the Spanish word for “wild horse”, this is not true. In fact, it comes from the Spanish word mesteno which means an unclaimed sheep. It later became used as a term for “unclaimed” or brutal horses. English speakers transformed it into a familiar word “mustang” by referring to wild horses often called wild in America.
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