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(NBC Montana)   Mongo the horse returns home after 8 years of running with wild mustangs, watching where choo-choo goes   (nbcmontana.com) divider line
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762 clicks; posted to D'awww » on 07 Oct 2022 at 3:50 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-07 1:05:59 AM  
Mongo only horse... in game of mustangs.
 
2022-10-07 1:14:35 AM  
I loved the story in that link
 
2022-10-07 2:19:22 AM  
I hear he likes candy.
 
2022-10-07 6:09:48 AM  

west.la.lawyer: I loved the story in that link


Sounds like the horse gave his owner a new lease on life. Very cool.
 
2022-10-07 7:16:37 AM  
Sounds like a happy story until you notice that the horse was captured and returned to its owner against its will. The only happy part is that this one horse wasn't turned into pet food like the rest of its herd.
 
2022-10-07 8:19:05 AM  
I hope he got some wild horse booty
 
2022-10-07 8:29:01 AM  

Jesus McSordid: Sounds like a happy story until you notice that the horse was captured and returned to its owner against its will. The only happy part is that this one horse wasn't turned into pet food like the rest of its herd.


Where on earth did you get that "against his will." I read nothing that implied that, and the horse acted like his old self with the Land Management people and at home.
 
2022-10-07 8:52:35 AM  

Marcos P: I hope he got some wild horse booty


There's cougars in the mountains, it might have gotten some of that too.
 
2022-10-07 5:29:13 PM  

Jesus McSordid: Sounds like a happy story until you notice that the horse was captured and returned to its owner against its will. The only happy part is that this one horse wasn't turned into pet food like the rest of its herd.


Pet food? Give the dog steak, I'll eat the horse
 
2022-10-07 6:07:31 PM  
It didn't "return home" it was captured and returned to the owner.

Subby makes it sound like it showed up on it's own after 8 years and a great distance.
 
2022-10-07 6:56:02 PM  
Is this going to turn into another of those "poor mustangs deserve to roam free" stories?  They have to round up herds from time to time.  They are not indigenous, have no natural predators, and are prone to overpopulation.  The glossed over part of that story was that Mongo was severely underweight.
 
2022-10-07 8:25:28 PM  

0100010: Is this going to turn into another of those "poor mustangs deserve to roam free" stories?  They have to round up herds from time to time.  They are not indigenous, have no natural predators, and are prone to overpopulation.  The glossed over part of that story was that Mongo was severely underweight.


A riding horse that big normally weighs about 1,000lbs. A few hundred less isn't severely underweight, and no one is feeding wild horses so they're all slender for their sizes.
 
2022-10-07 8:26:28 PM  

Trik: It didn't "return home" it was captured and returned to the owner.

Subby makes it sound like it showed up on it's own after 8 years and a great distance.


Some of you are just cranky.  :-p
 
2022-10-07 9:03:30 PM  

lindalouwho: 0100010: Is this going to turn into another of those "poor mustangs deserve to roam free" stories?  They have to round up herds from time to time.  They are not indigenous, have no natural predators, and are prone to overpopulation.  The glossed over part of that story was that Mongo was severely underweight.

A riding horse that big normally weighs about 1,000lbs. A few hundred less isn't severely underweight, and no one is feeding wild horses so they're all slender for their sizes.


Come to Montana.

You can get a PERMIT to catch mustangs. What do you think a 'Rough Stock' rodeo is? Wild horses doing wild horse things to people brave enough to climb on one.

Hell, Google "Bucking Horse Sale" in Miles City, MT. It is an authentic wild west recreation in the modern era: public drinking, not much fighting, carnivals, a singles paradise on the seedier side, an international business consort on the other, and fun for the whole family!

/AKA: "The Bucking Horse Sale is to America what the 24 Hours of Monaco is to Europe. It is a meshing of billionaires and bums, beautiful women everywhere you turn, $200,000 super trucks pushing obscene horsepower ratings, both hybrid and ICE, managed by technology that exists nowhere else. Because these people don't really exist anywhere else; this is Montana. It holds as much land as Germany... And 1/90th the population. People routinely die from, simply, being outside. Blasting heat of a hundred in August, and negative fifty in February.

The people who live here are insane. Because you have to be; somehow. They are casually cool to outsiders, and they smell them, I think. Because I am talking to someone who knows my work. He owns a one-of-five-hundred-ever-made Dodge T-Rex. He is not why I came here. I came here to report on the Bucking Horse Sale as America's Monaco. I will now be driving a truck so rare no one will believe it existed.

GodDAMN I love this place!"

Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "...You'd have to be insane to live there..." (Excerpt).
 
2022-10-07 9:15:48 PM  

Jedekai: lindalouwho: 0100010: Is this going to turn into another of those "poor mustangs deserve to roam free" stories?  They have to round up herds from time to time.  They are not indigenous, have no natural predators, and are prone to overpopulation.  The glossed over part of that story was that Mongo was severely underweight.

A riding horse that big normally weighs about 1,000lbs. A few hundred less isn't severely underweight, and no one is feeding wild horses so they're all slender for their sizes.

Come to Montana.

You can get a PERMIT to catch mustangs. What do you think a 'Rough Stock' rodeo is? Wild horses doing wild horse things to people brave enough to climb on one.

Hell, Google "Bucking Horse Sale" in Miles City, MT. It is an authentic wild west recreation in the modern era: public drinking, not much fighting, carnivals, a singles paradise on the seedier side, an international business consort on the other, and fun for the whole family!

/AKA: "The Bucking Horse Sale is to America what the 24 Hours of Monaco is to Europe. It is a meshing of billionaires and bums, beautiful women everywhere you turn, $200,000 super trucks pushing obscene horsepower ratings, both hybrid and ICE, managed by technology that exists nowhere else. Because these people don't really exist anywhere else; this is Montana. It holds as much land as Germany... And 1/90th the population. People routinely die from, simply, being outside. Blasting heat of a hundred in August, and negative fifty in February.

The people who live here are insane. Because you have to be; somehow. They are casually cool to outsiders, and they smell them, I think. Because I am talking to someone who knows my work. He owns a one-of-five-hundred-ever-made Dodge T-Rex. He is not why I came here. I came here to report on the Bucking Horse Sale as America's Monaco. I will now be driving a truck so rare no one will believe it existed.

GodDAMN I love this place!"

Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "...You'd have to be insane to live there..." (Excerpt).


It sounds wonderfully crazy as hell, I'd love it.
 
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