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Frisky Horse Pals
Wild Mustang horse pals, seen and photographed at Sand Wash Basin in NW Colorado. These two frisky young ones were in a band of horses that we spotted while driving on the dirt roads looking for them. These wild horses are so beautiful and proud, I completely fell in love with them!
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, at Sand Wash Basin in NW Colorado.