OUTTHERECOLORADO.COM (22 Jun. 2020) — Thirteen wild horses removed from an overpopulated range in California were released back into the wild in Northern Colorado over the weekend.
According to a report from CBS Denver, the thirteen wild horses taken from Modoc National Forest are now settling into their new 60-acre home near Red Feather Lakes. The horses are the first of 19 total to be released on the range in Colorado.
The non-profit organization Love Wild Horses says the “wild ponies” also play a big role in reducing the risk of wildfires by consuming fuel loads such as underbrush and other vegetation through natural grazing patterns.
If you want to see wild horses, here are four spots where you can still see them in Colorado.
FEATURED IMAGE: Wild horses wander in the Sand Wash herd management area 45 miles west of Craig, Colo., in the Sand Wash Basin. Joe Amon, The Denver Post.