Wild horses a symbol of Western heritage

Wild horses a symbol of Western heritage

Mustangs’ beauty, history earns them devoted champions
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Wild horses a symbol of Western heritage

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A pair of wild horses scour a barren landscape. Rich with grasses in the summer, the approach of winter makes food scarce. Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Shannon Borders said the landscape in Disappointment Valley would not support a significantly larger population of wild horses.
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Shannon Borders of the Bureau of Land Management looks out her window at a pair of nearby wild horses in Disappointment Valley.
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A band of wild horses run toward a more remote area of their Disappointment Valley reserve.
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A sign informs visitors about the wild horse bands and their believed origins.
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Wild horses nuzzle each other in Disappointment Valley.
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A wild horse in Disappointment Valley stands in front of the La Sal Mountains.
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