Young and Old, unhandled, cheap horses, Check.
In need of groceries, worming, and/or farrier work, Check.
“Special” in some way, Check.
Willing to take just about anything for them, Check.
Nylon halters left on while turned out, Check.
Ungelded animals and breeding intentions, Check.
From the Ocala Craiglist
We have a couple of spanish mustangs for sale. They are completely green and never been worked. Our mustangs have all the traits that breeders look for and are registered with the Spanish Mustang Registry. Pick up only. Willing to trade for beef cows, atv, side by side, truck, etc worse i can say is no.
- Sable Sayiid Colt DOB 9/22/2013 $500
- Midnight Storm Mare DOB 4/1/2002 $750
- Hamaton Mare DOB 5/25/2005 $750
- Kalash Stallion DOB 3/15/2003 $750
Make offer worse i can say is no.
I feel like I should start with the good. Their pens are really clean. Their fences look to be in decent repair (well they are not falling down). We do have an interesting shelter in the background but hey they are tarp trained. They are in serious need of some groceries and a farrier. Probably some wormer too. Just because they are “Spanish Mustangs” does not make them magical and everyone wants them. Why aren’t they at least halter broke? The one has a halter on, how did that happen? They obviously take the time to clean the pens, why can’t they spend a little time getting them prepared for new homes. I just hope they get picked up by someone who has good intentions because $500 doesn’t really guarantee them not to go to the slaughter house. Especially when they are willing to trade. They have cute little faces (ok the one kind of has a lug head) and I am partial to mustangs as my first horse was one but these need a little help. If someone want to upgrade them sounds like they are willing to deal. I guess I also have to say at least it appears they haven’t bred more as they have a stallion and two mares and that fence isn’t going to stop anything. I sure hope they don’t have that colt in with any of the mares or they are going to have more here soon. What is so difficult about getting that stud gelded or even the yearling colt. Oh right that takes time and money. I wonder if the yearling colt was an accident. If the owner would geld them and get them at least halter broke there would be a small market for them. The Mustang Makeover and the Mustang Challenge have definitely brought recognition to the breed. The mustangs are in a really bad place right now, that is a discussion for a different post, but I can’t imagine actually wanting to breed more. I know these are the “super cool” Spanish Mustangs but do we really need more? Plus I wouldn’t say they exactly meet standard and have “all the traits that breeders look for”. And really if they were what breeders were looking for wouldn’t they be knocking down their door to snap these ones up?
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