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This was an event run by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) as a way to humanely distribute wild horses and burros that have been moved off of public land, instead of having them destroyed.

When you think of mustangs, you usually think of the dangerous, bucking horses with wild eyes. I was taken by the fact that these beautiful animals were extremely quiet, even skittish. It is a shame that so many of them will not be given a life, merely due to the name ‘mustang’ and the fact that they take a bit of extra care and training.

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