The First Touch Gentling Your Mustang
Lesley works with 3 wild
horses at a BLM adoption, and very clearly explains what is
happening, what she is doing, & what she sees in each horse
as it progresses. Study this video and you can learn
"pressure and release" gentling techniques to gentle your
own new mustang!
Help for Burro adopters! Crystal Ward
All the basics of gentling,
handling, and training. A MUST for new burro adopters!
Good for domestic donkeys, too!
North America was the original home of the horse species. Horses evolved here, and equine species thrived here for over 57 million years. The plant and animal communities of North American ecology evolved with horses playing an integral role.
About 8,000 - 10,000 years ago, for reasons not yet fully understood (meteors, climate change,
disease pandemic, and human hunting pressures are among the possibilities), horses are believed* to have become extinct in the land of their origin. Luckily by that time they had migrated to Asia, where they spread into Europe and North Africa.
During the Pleistocene Era, there were more than 50 species of equids in the Americas. Now there are, worldwide, only 7 (or 8, depending on how you classify Przewalski's. Some consider it a separate species, others say it is a subspecies of equus caballus)
Family Equidae"Equus" Includes these Still Living or Recently Extinct Species and Sub-Species: