Navajo Nation wild horse population about to explode

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Navajo Nation wild horse population about to explode

80,000 may soon roam reservation; tribe lacks money to address issue
Navajo horse breakers tame a mustang at La Tinaja in Ramah, New Mexico. Navajo Nation tribal officials say the feral horse population burgeoned when the last U.S. horse slaughterhouses closed in 2007.
Leland Grass, of Diné for Wild Horses, stands by his corral near his home a few miles from the Navajo National Monument. Grass advocates for more education and local Chapter House management for feral horses.
More than 38,000 wild horses live on the Navajo Nation.

Navajo Nation wild horse population about to explode

Navajo horse breakers tame a mustang at La Tinaja in Ramah, New Mexico. Navajo Nation tribal officials say the feral horse population burgeoned when the last U.S. horse slaughterhouses closed in 2007.
Leland Grass, of Diné for Wild Horses, stands by his corral near his home a few miles from the Navajo National Monument. Grass advocates for more education and local Chapter House management for feral horses.
More than 38,000 wild horses live on the Navajo Nation.