According to one historic article, more than 500,000 wild horses once roamed in Arizona. Today, fewer than 500 remain — among them, the iconic Salt River wild horses. These majestic creatures, believed to be descended from the Spanish horses brought to the state by Father Eusebio F. Kino in the 1600s, roam only on the lower 16 miles of the 200 mile Salt River. They are a tourist draw, a favorite subject of photographers and the icon of the wild free spirit of Arizona and the American West. In August 2015, The U.S. Forest Service announced its plan to round up the horses and remove them from their natural habitat. Please join the hundreds of thousands of people fighting to keep them wild and free.
Uploaded: Oct 26, 2015