a small wild or half-wild horse of the W Plains of the U.S.
Origin of mustangAmerican Spanish mestengo from Spanish mesteño, belonging to an associated, association of cattlemen, ranging freely from mesta, (cattlemen's) group from Medieval Latin mixta, a mixture from feminine of Classical Latin mixtus, a mingling, origin, originally past participle of miscere, mix
A small, hardy wild horse of the North American plains, descended from horses brought to America by Spanish explorers and European settlers.
Origin of mustangAmerican Spanish mesteño, mestengo stray animal from Old Spanish from mesta association of livestock owners from Medieval Latin (animālia) mixta assorted (animals) from Latin neuter pl. past participle of miscēre to mix ; see meik- in Indo-European roots.