See also: Mustang
The mustang is a Cheval small and squat of the American North-West, resulting from domestic horses returned in a wild state (phenomenon of the marronnage).
Because of their power, their speed and their independence, the name Mustang is often used with the the United States for products of high efficiency and mascots of sports. The mustang is regarded as a not easily tamable horse with a strong character.
The word mustang comes from English; he even comes from the word hispano-Mexican mestengo and this last comes from the Spanish word mesteño which means " vagabond".
In 1518, the Conquistador S of the Cortes brought with them eleven horses and six Jument S, of which two had a black and white dress and five others a mottled dress. The legend wants that some of them are escaped or were captured by the Indiens of America. They are the first ancestors of the mustangs, these horses turned over at the wild state.
Moreover, much from owners of ranches their horses would release to avoid having to nourish them in winter then took again them (or others) in spring when they would become again necessary.
Before 1900, one estimated at a million the population of mustangs in North America. The mustangs were a resource because they could be captured or sold (particularly for the military use) or be shot down for their food, particularly like food for the pets. They are also seen as a harmful effect because they compete with the cattle for fodder. After 1900, the population of mustangs was reduced drastiquement. Today, the evaluations of the wild population of mustangs agree to say that there remains: 40000 with: 100000 mustangs of which the half of them with the Nevada. A hundred mustangs wild survive in Alberta and Colombia-British.
Today, the mustangs are protected on the grounds belonging to the United States. To cut down or poison them is illegal; the fines for that are high. However, of the not very scrupulous landowners continue to cut down some.
The American Office of the management of the grounds controls the population of mustangs by a program of capture, for, according to its objectives, to avoid competition with the cattle populations. The majority of the horses which are captured are offered to the adoption. In December 2004, however, the Congrès modified this program to allow the sale for the demolition of the captured horses which are " old of more than 10 ans" or which was " offered without success for the adoption at least 3 fois".
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