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Lineup At The Pond– Wild Horses
In the late afternoon, the wild mustangs start arriving at the pond to get a much needed drink, to relax and socialize, and maybe even take a bath. One band arrives at a time, some leave, and there is quite a bit of activity. This time, many groups of horses arrived from all directions! It was at that time in the evening when the golden light from the setting sun illuminates everything with a beautiful soft glow.
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.