Wild Horses, Rescued.

After wild horses are rounded up, the horse advocacy groups that rescue them have to essentially re-home them.  The goal is to keep them as wild as possible while still ensuring their well-being and safety.  During the workshop I attended in April, we visited  an amazing sanctuary near Watrous, New Mexico. The 33 rescued horses that lived in this sanctuary had 1100 fenced acres to roam.  Because of the severity of the long-term drought in the southwest, the land could no longer support them with grazing alone and the horses needed to be fed daily.  Unlike the bands of wild horses that we saw in Placitas, there were no stallion and lead mare hierarchies.  These horses were rescued, but no longer wild.