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By: Hopelynn Carter
By: Hopelynn Carter
By: Hopelynn Carter

By: Hopelynn Carter

By: Hopelynn Carter
 1: Scientific name  2: mustangs locomotion  3: the mustangs appearance  4:

1: Scientific name

2: mustangs locomotion

3: the mustangs appearance

4: diet

5: habit and rage

6: mustang foals

7: adaptations

8: behavior

9: defense

10: survival

11: enemies

12: fun facts

13: websites

14:glossery

 8: behavior  9: defense  10: survival  11: enemies  12: fun facts
The scientific name for a mustang horse is that the term “mustang” refers to the

The scientific name for a mustang horse is that the term “mustang” refers to the wild horses that roam the ranges of the western United States

mustang horse is that the term “mustang” refers to the wild horses that roam the ranges
mustang horse is that the term “mustang” refers to the wild horses that roam the ranges
The Mustang horse three gaits unlike other horses they do the same the walk the

The Mustang horse three gaits unlike other horses they do the same the walk the trot and the gallop, but some breeds have additional gaits for example some ice land horses can pace. These are ice land horses.

some ice land horses can pace. These are ice land horses. The mustang will be able

The mustang will be able to gallop

At speeds of between 18 to 37 mph To get away from predators such as a lion.

horses. The mustang will be able to gallop At speeds of between 18 to 37 mph
horses. The mustang will be able to gallop At speeds of between 18 to 37 mph
Mustang horses are sometimes mangy looking critters, with unkempt manes and tails, burs, scars, and

Mustang horses are sometimes mangy looking critters, with unkempt manes and tails, burs, scars, and encrusted dust and dirt . But Mustangs are not at all that different from other horses; they are just

not trained domestic . Mustangs are a medium sized breed of horse.

They measure around 14 to 15 hands. Hands are a common standard of measurement for horses . This equals 56 inches to 60 inches, and they weigh around 800 pounds.

The average Mustang weighs 1,100 pounds. There are about 400

breeds of horses and their weights vary from 120 to 2,200 pounds. According to the National Geographic weight is a good indicator of horse health and should be cheeked often to make sure the horse is

not gaining or losing weight.

The mustangs main source is grass . Grass is the main source of American Mustangs

The mustangs main source is grass . Grass is the main source of American Mustangs diet . The mustang is a herbivore . Instead

of eating a large meal once every few

days like carnivores do herbivores eat small meals for majority of their day.

of eating a large meal once every few days like carnivores do herbivores eat small meals
of eating a large meal once every few days like carnivores do herbivores eat small meals
of eating a large meal once every few days like carnivores do herbivores eat small meals
Mustangs like wide open spaces and a blanket of grass is what prefer to have

Mustangs like wide open spaces and a blanket of grass is what prefer to have around them . Though after associated with stables for live space and oats for food , horses prefer a very specific type of environment based on how they evolved.

Where does it live?

Mustangs in north America live on islands off

the coast of the Atlantic as well as in

Western states : Nevada, Wyoming, Utah,

organ, California, Idaho, Arizona, Montana, North Dakota, and New Mexico.

Like other mammals, mustangs have live births. their babies are called foals. Mares carry their

Like other mammals, mustangs have live births. their babies are called foals. Mares

carry their foal for an 11- month gestates

period. Mustangs typically give birth to their foal in April, May, or early June. This

gives the young horse time to grow before the cold months of the year.

to their foal in April, May, or early June. This gives the young horse time to
to their foal in April, May, or early June. This gives the young horse time to
to their foal in April, May, or early June. This gives the young horse time to
Because the mustang live in a rough habitat the mustang relies on it’s adaptations greatly

Because the mustang live in a rough habitat the mustang relies on it’s adaptations greatly to survive . The mustang grows thick fur in the winter to keep it warm in the frigid habitat that the mustang calls it’s home . The mustangs legs are long and powerful. This helps them run from predators. The mustang hooves

have become very hard and they don’t need shoes

to protect there feet. There ears are large and finely turned so that it can hear the smallest sound. The

mustang has large nostril so that it can smell a

predator form a long way off.

so that it can hear the smallest sound. The mustang has large nostril so that it
so that it can hear the smallest sound. The mustang has large nostril so that it
so that it can hear the smallest sound. The mustang has large nostril so that it
Mustangs live in herds that have a clear social hierarchy. Young males that are no

Mustangs live in herds that have a clear

social hierarchy. Young males that are no longer under the care of their mother but

have not reached breeding age to run in a herd together. Between 2 years and 3

years of age attracting fillies from other

herds to join them. Most herds have 2 to 8 mares with their foals.

years and 3 years of age attracting fillies from other herds to join them. Most herds
years and 3 years of age attracting fillies from other herds to join them. Most herds
years and 3 years of age attracting fillies from other herds to join them. Most herds
Mustang horses defend themselves in a couple ways as horses are prey animals there first

Mustang horses defend themselves in a couple ways as horses are prey animals

there first defense is fleet of foot. They run when threatened there seaward defense is

to kick with its back legs.

there first defense is fleet of foot. They run when threatened there seaward defense is to
there first defense is fleet of foot. They run when threatened there seaward defense is to
So are there any mustang horses left? Well sort of! The answer is not a

So are there any mustang horses left? Well sort of! The answer is not a simple one. The mustang is a specific species called Equus ferus. Within this species, there are a few

sub species including the modern

domesticated horse and the domesticated tarpon horse

Within this species, there are a few sub species including the modern domesticated horse and the
Natural enemies of a mustang include bears, wolves, big wild cats like mountain lions ,coyotes,

Natural enemies of a mustang include

bears, wolves, big wild cats like mountain lions ,coyotes, foxes, vultures, stray dogs,

humans, parasites, biting insects like horse

flies ,and abiotic things like water floods, thunderstorms, fires, and wind (horses hate

wind),and even the sun especially on really hot days when a horse has to spend it’s

time in the shade and not out grazing.

Mustangs are descendants of Spanish ,or Iberian horses that were brought to the Americans by

Mustangs are descendants of Spanish ,or Iberian horses that were brought to the

Americans by Spanish explorers in the 16 th century. The name was derived from the Spanish word mustango ,which means

“ownerless beast” or “stray horse .” many

people think that mustangs are simply just

wild horses rather than a specific breed.

These horses , including quarter horses , to

create the breed we know today

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