Only two hours away from Red River Ranch, you can visit the Warm Springs Resource Area Wild Horse Preserve — home to approximately 170 mustangs, who roam freely on 330,000 acres of herd management area. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages the wild horses, and strives to keep the horse’s qualities and traits similar to their Spanish ancestors.
In 1971, Congress passed a law to protect these amazing creatures. As the bill states, mustangs are “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West, which continue to contribute to the diversity of life forms within the Nation and enrich the lives of the American people.” Today, the BLM estimates that 38,500 wild horses and burros roam BLM-managed rangelands in 10 Western states.
Viewing these wild horses in their natural habitat is fast becoming a popular new pastime for many Americans. Read More