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Wild Horses of the West-Oregon-Utah-Nevada-Arizona

Posted on: August 19th, 2013 by Joe No Comments

Several years ago, I stumbled across an article about wild horses in the United States. I found myself shocked simply by their existence: knowing there are thousands of wild horses roaming almost every state in the Western US. Intrigued, I set out with my wife, Anna Schell, and headed up to Cedarville, CA, on the CA/NV border to see some of the wild horses and document an official Bureau of Land Management (BLM) “round up” of the animals, which they frequently orchestrate for population control. Ever since that experience, I have continued to be fascinated by the wild horse phenomenon. Which is why, this past summer, I spent several weeks seeking out wild horses in Utah, Arizona, Nevada and Oregon.

Check out more pics here from past visits to the wild horses. Thanks

America’s Wild Horses: Freedom to Captivity

Posted on: December 27th, 2011 by Joe 1 Comment

As part of an ongoing project looking into the lives of America’s wild horses, these horses and BLM (Bureau of Land Management) employees were photographed on the Nevada/ California border near Cedarville CA. The BLM estimates there are just under 40,000 wild horses/burros on BLM managed rangelands in 10 Western states. The BLM is faced with the difficult task of maintaining a the horses/burro population at a size that the land can hold without stretching the resources of the land.