There is something incredibly beautiful about wild horses.
But most people have probably never seen wild horses just being, well, horses.
While the Bureau of Land Management manages and protects wild horses and burros on 26.9 million acres of public lands across 10 western states, they still roam over much less land than they did in previous decades.
This video, taken in Cold Creek, Nevada, located 50 miles northwest of Las Vegas, shows just how beautiful horses can be in their most natural of habitats.
The horses are a gorgeous array of colors, from bay and black to pinto and palomino, and there is something mesmerizing about watching them walk through the stark, beautiful desert, foraging for food, grazing, and playing in the water.
Get caught up in the beauty yourself:
The video was originally posted in June 2013, and about a year ago, the poster commented that many of the horses were since rounded up and taken to a horse sanctuary in California.
It is an understandable part of wild horse management, but sad at the same time. Wild horses are a unique and quintessential part of the American West. Every American should be able to see them in their natural habitat, but for those that can't, this incredible video gives a good idea of what it's like.
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