Colorado’s Wild Horses: Too Many with Too Few Places to Go

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketWild horses are considered an icon of the great American West. Yet, wild horses are joining the ranks of unwanted dogs and cats-are we loving them to death?

Colorado is home to four wild horse management areas, all located on the Western Slope. There are too many wild horses living on these lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Every three years or so, the BLM gathers the excess animals and offers them for public sale. Few are chosen even at $125 per horse.

Wild horses compete against livestock and natural wildlife for space, forage and water. Is Colorado’s Western Slope is getting too crowded for wild horses or are the horses crowding themselves out of a home?Colorado’s Wild Horse Ranges
There are four wild horse areas in Western Colorado:

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