Equis ISSN 2398-2977


Synonym(s): American Feral Horse, Broomtail, Range Horse, BLM Horse.

Contributor(s): Bob Langrish


  • Warmblood.
  • Mustang   Mustang  .
    General information
  • Also known as:
    • American Feral Horse.
    • Broomtail.
    • Range Horse.
    • BLM Horse.
  • Origins lie in the USA.
  • Wild horse roaming free.
  • Strict control of these wild horses now exists:
    • 'Adopt-a-horse' program was set up in 1973 to control excess numbers of horses.
  • Hardy and frugal.
  • Surefooted.
  • Independent.
  • Not as rebellious as reported:
    • Can be tamed by experienced handlers.

  • Andalusian   Andalusian (Purebred Spanish horse)  -> Arab   Arab  -> Barb -> Turk.
    Principal uses
  • Endurance riding.
  • Herding.
  • Registered.

Biologic Data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Hendricks B L (1995) International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 8-8061-2753-8.
  • Ball C (1994) Horse and Pony Breeds. Quintet Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-85076-500-6.
  • Hartley Edwards E (1994) The Encyclopedia of the Horse. Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 1-7513-011-59.


  • American Mustang Association, PO Box 338, Yucaipa, CA 92399, USA.
  • American Horse Council, 1700 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA.
  • British Horse Society, British Equestrian Center, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LR, UK.