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Wild Horses At Dusk II
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The sun was going down, and I resisted leaving, having fallen in love with these beautiful creatures. And the stay was worth it, because suddenly a band of wild Mustangs (Equus ferus) started running. It almost seemed as though they were relishing their wild primal freedom and were galloping just for the joy of it, but I don't know; perhaps they needed to be somewhere more safe and sheltered before dark.
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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 30, 2018, in NW Colorado.
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September 30th, 2021
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