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A Mustang is a hardy, free-roaming feral horse of the North American west, descended primarily from horses brought to the Americas by the Spanish invaders known as Conquistadors. Due to its image as the "wild" horse of the west, possessing hardiness, grace, speed, and independence, the name "Mustang" is popular for high-performance products and sports mascots, just like the Ford Mustang. They are often referred to as wild horses but, since all free-roaming horses in America descended from horses that were originally domesticated, the more correct term is feral horses. Today, the only true wild horse is the Przewalski's Horse, native to Mongolia.