This wild horse herd runs free in Arizona, and it’s a beautiful reminder of the rich history of this country.
Do you need a little beauty in your life? Maybe a moment to sit back and relax, forgetting the chaos of the world? Well, this video of a wild horse herd running in Mesa, Arizona ought to do the trick.
There’s something amazing about wild horses. They’re a symbol of the freedom that we value so much as Americans, and they’re a call back to the vivid history of this country. This wild horse herd is descended from the same mustangs that ranged the country centuries ago, and watching them run free is a little bit like looking back into history.
Take a look at this beautiful video:
WILD HORSES! Chopperguy spotted this herd running free in north Mesa this morning
Posted by azfamily 3TV CBS 5 on Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Unfortunately, the future of the wild horse in America is an uncertain one. Because these horses are so rugged, their population numbers have grown, but at the same time, the land available to support them has been shrinking.
Land has been purchased and developed, and farmers often allow their domestic animals, like cattle, to range on the lands that wild horses depend on. If left unchecked, wild horses may find themselves starving due to lack of food because of the limited land.
The Bureau of Land Management has begun to round up wild horses in response to this problem. The horses are typically auctioned off, and events to encourage adoption, like the Extreme Mustang Makeover, have gradually spread across the country. However, there are only so many riders who are willing to take on a green or untrained mustang, so the adoption efforts can only go so far.
As we stand now, we still need a solution that will help regulate the numbers of wild horses while ensuring that we don’t lose this valuable part of our history.
Would you ever want to adopt a mustang? Let us know in the comments.
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