Good Night, Beautiful Mustangs

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Good Night, Beautiful Mustangs

It was at that time in the evening when the golden light from the setting sun illuminates everything with a beautiful soft glow, and I love the golden rim on the bodies of these Wild Mustangs, back lit by the sun.  I had gone to Sand Wash Basin in NW Colorado to photograph the horses, and was not disappointed.

Wild Mustangs are free-roaming horses of the American west that were originally brought to the Americas by the Spanish. We think of Mustangs as wild horses, but because they are descended from once-domesticated horses, they are actually feral horses. This free-roaming horse population is managed and protected by the BLM, the Bureau of Land Management. There is some controversy surrounding the sharing of land and resources by the free-ranging mustangs with the livestock of the ranching industry. There is also dispute about the methods with which the federal government manages the wild horse numbers.

Photo taken on May 12, 2019, in NW Colorado.

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