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Wild Horse Mesa


On a day like today in the 1860’s...

Soon after the voyages of Columbus, Spanish stockmen brought the first domesticated horses to America. On rich, unfenced pasturelands of Mexico and Texas, wild herds soon appeared. After the American Civil War, cattlemen and settlers used wild herds as sources for their horses. Cutting out the best mustangs from a wild bunch was one of the high skills of the cowboys.





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