Regarding the remarks in this post (reprinted below), I hereby offer Exhibit A, an article about wild horse training that appeared yesterday in SLO Horse News. You don’t need to read it, you only need to see the photo at the top of the page.
If you’re an experienced horseman, adopting a mustang is an opportunity to break with your past.
Learn no-metal horsemanship. Understand the importance of communication, trust and relationships. Be patient. Avoid pain and confusion. Consider that you may not need bits, spurs and tie-downs to control a horse. They don’t know anything about that equipment, they only know what you teach them.