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Old 09-28-2006, 12:11 PM
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i wish i had the means to abopt a mustang so bad. i loved the one josh had and they make great western horses

this little guy is so cute

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Old 09-28-2006, 12:16 PM
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Are they wild? I don't understand.. Why would they capture wild horses instead of breeding?

He is adorable that's for sure
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:22 PM
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they were captured and they are up for adoption by the goverment
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Ahhh... but why were they captured in the first place? Overpopulation or something maybe? I know I know.. I'm so uninformed
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Dunno about that. All horses are domesticated animals. Those living 'wild' are feral, essentially strays. It's very romantic, but they're basically just better equipped to survive without owners than are dogs or cats, and cause less trouble, so they've slipped through the cracks where, say, packs of Great Danes would not. It's interesting though - I was reading something about the PMU foals, who aren't wild horses but live somewhat similarly and they said that the foals were in many ways much easier to deal with than traditionally raised horses, since growing up with the herd gave them additional social skills with other horses.
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Dunno about that. All horses are domesticated animals. Those living 'wild' are feral, essentially strays. It's very romantic, but they're basically just better equipped to survive without owners than are dogs or cats, and cause less trouble, so they've slipped through the cracks where, say, packs of Great Danes would not. It's interesting though - I was reading something about the PMU foals, who aren't wild horses but live somewhat similarly and they said that the foals were in many ways much easier to deal with than traditionally raised horses, since growing up with the herd gave them additional social skills with other horses.

darkchild.., he is pretty. What I know about horse anatomy could fit into a thimble, but he's got a nice shoulder.
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:35 PM
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Personally I (usually) don't agree with capturing animals either. Usually when "wild" animals are just left to nature they don't overpopulate, especially wild horses. It's survival of the fittest with them.
That colt *is* GORGEOUS though.
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He is gorgeous! I absolutely love his coloring!
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Ahhh... but why were they captured in the first place? Overpopulation or something maybe? I know I know.. I'm so uninformed
To keep the population down, they round them up and auction them off or get people to "adopt" them. The ones that don't get adopted end up living the rest of their lives in feedlots.

I don't agree with it, at all, personally.

I would be all for sponsoring a horse so that it could stay on the free land but I would never want to bring a horse that was not previously domestic, off of the land and try and make it live in a barn and wear a halter.
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they were born in captivity. but their mothers got captured when they were pregnant. and theres not that much of their habitat left natural so they capture them to cut back the population.
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