The story of the horse is as old as the story of man. There isn’t another being on our planet that has played as significant a role in the evolution of man or has forged as great a bond with man through the ages as the horse, Equus caballus.
From the beginning of time, the American Indians have forged an unbreakable bond with the horse, allowing them to become nomadic and recognizing their spiritual place amongst man.
Horses have fought our wars, built our cities and healed our wounded with therapeutic programs.
Their niche as a keystone species and a hind gut grazer places them as important environmental architects of our lands.
But our government chases down our wild horses with helicopters and warehouses them in government holding facilities, separating family bands and taking away their freedom. The BLM goes against their political mandate so that special interests groups can use the very land they call home to benefit from, destroying the land, environment and the animals.
To learn more about wild horse gathers and how your tax dollars are being spent go to wildhorseeducation.org.
The relationships and bonds that the horse has with man is mystical, romantic, totalitarian and practical, but most of all it is forever…
*Credit: World map in green from the exhibition “The Horse” produced by the American Museum of Natural History.