"The wild mustang is a "living symbol of the historic and pioneer spirit" of the American West."
"The word Mustang comes from the Spanish word Mestengo, which means “wild” or “stray”."
"...horses were well integrated into European life, and the Spanish brought their fine cavalry mounts to conquer the New World.
"Fast-forward to the great American westward expansion of the 1800s. Settlers spread across the plains of the Great Basin..."
"Between 50,000 and 72,000 mustangs currently live on ranges in 10 western states"