The Cerbat Mustang is a feral breed of horse that originated in the United States.
If you are interested in learning more about this breed, or in purchasing a Cerbat Mustang of your own, read on!
Cerbat Mustang Horse Breed Info
Here are some of the key things you need to know about the Cerbat Mustang:
|Height (size)||14.2 – 15.0 hands high|
|Colors||Most often chestnut, bay or roan, even though there are some grays, blacks and duns, with common markings on their legs and heads are common. Roan Cerbat foals are born roan.|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Common Uses||When domesticated they are extremely versatile and used for endurance, eventing, ranch and cattle work and other Western disciplines|
Cerbat Mustang Facts & Information (Breed Profile)
Cerbat mustangs have been in Arizona for hundreds of years, even before white settlers arrived in the area.
Having lived in near-complete isolation, these beautiful horses are among the purest descendents of the Spanish horses imported to North America in the 1500s.
Their name derives from the Cerbat Mountains in Mohave County, located in northwest Arizona.
The Cerbats endure harsh conditions in their mountainous home, which include peaks, ridges, and canyons covered in desert scrub and chaparral as well as elevations of up to 7,000 feet.
Annual temperatures range from 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-17 C) to well over 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40 C).
Because of their harsh habitat, these mustangs, along with a great number of other animals, have developed incredible agility, endurance, and instincts for survival.
They have very consistent conformation, and distinct blood type, both of which contribute to the great conservation importance.
Because of their geographical isolation, only a little amount of outside blood has ever been introduced.
There were wild horses in the region for as long as anybody could remember, but in 1971, due to a severe drought, farmers began hunting them to the point of almost extermination.
A local rancher quickly came to regret this decision and made efforts to remedy the situation.
He caught, branded and registered approximately twenty of the surviving animals.
These animals were divided and sent to various locations for release and breeding.
To preserve the last of the Cerbat bloodlines, intensive selective breeding was undertaken.
Scientists have identified genetic signatures that indicate a Spanish ancestry (although heavily inbred with their small numbers).
According to the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) around 60 Cerbats are thought to be living in the wild today.
Given that there is no official Cerbat horse registry, they may be registered with the Spanish Mustang registry instead.
If you’re interested in learning more about this fascinating breed, keep reading!
Docile, quiet, intelligent
Cerbat Mustang horses have a conformation that is comparable to that of the Andalusian, as well as traits that are typical of other Spanish horse breeds.
Some can even do the ambling gait. Head is similar to that of Andalusian horses, eyes are set wide, and ears are small.
Their chest is narrow, the back is short, and hindquarters are deep and strong. Their feet are excellent.
Most often chestnut, bay or roan, even though there are some grays, blacks and duns, with common markings on their legs and heads are common.
Roan Cerbat foals are born roan.
14.2 – 15.0 hands high
750 – 800 pounds (340 – 365 kg)
When domesticated they are extremely versatile and used for endurance, eventing, ranch and cattle work, and other Western disciplines
Feral horses that are extremely robust and surefooted
Country of Origin
United States of America (Arizona)
Spanish colonial horses