Mustang horses are small, swift, surefooted, hardy and range from an average size of 14″2 – 15″2 hands and 1,000 lbs or more in weight. They come in a variety of colors ranging from reddish-brown, bay, sorrel, brown or black in color. Mustangs have a life span of about 25 – 30 years.
The name ‘mustang’ has been derived from the Spanish word ‘mustengo’, meaning ‘ownerless beast’ or ‘stray horse’. These Mustang horses are also called wild horses because of their reckless nature. In fact, the word ‘feral’ suits them even better, which means wild and menacing.