$25 for a "re-assignment" horse, $125 standard adoption fee, $275 starting bid for saddle-trained;
Due to widespread breed "snobbery" titled, well-trained Mustangs sell for a fraction of their equivalent with a pedigree.
Even a free horse is not free - it does cost money to keep a horse! But the entry price for a mustang is attractive to many people.
But BEWARE! DON'T BE FOOLED BY THE LOW PRICE TAG!
Please understand that horse ownership can be expensive. Even a free horse can be expensive! In addition to housing and fencing (or paying a monthly boarding fee), food, veterinary care, tack and gear, wild horses need training!
The reason for the low adoption price is not that the horse has low value, but that it is untrained. When you purchase a domestic horse, you are mainly purchasing training. I firmly believe that anyone can gentle a wild horse who makes a personal commitment to learn and "keep showing up". But eventually the horse needs training. Training for the saddle does, in most cases, require professional help for a good outcome.Budget for it!
If price is the main attraction, think hard about whether or not you can actually afford a horse.
Can you afford feed, hoof care, and veterinary care over many years? If you don't have your own property, can you afford to pay board for your horse each month? What about training? A wild horse needs training!
On the other hand, the low price is not necessarily a bad thing! Many people report that the low price originally attracted them to mustangs, but what really hooked them was how great the horses turned out!