The plight of wild horses, part two

   By Sharon St Joan   To read part one first, click here.   Are wild horses native?   While it is generally assumed that wild horses are descended from the horses that the Spanish conquistadors left behind in the Sixteenth Century, there is considerable evidence that the native wild horses of the west may never have died out at […]

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The plight of wild horses, part one

  By Sharon St Joan   Utah’s wild horses    The word “gather” sounds like such a gentle word, like gathering wildflowers on a spring day. But for wild horses, as in the “Muddy Creek Wild Horse Gather Plan EA,” it’s meaning is anything but gentle. It hides a brutal reality – being herded by helicopter, then being sent off […]

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