Mustangs | Spirit of the Shrinking West, National Geographic Magazine: Wild Horse Herd Packed Together In Roundup

Brown faces of wild horses that run from danger.

Mustangs run in a tight pack as hired contractors herd large numbers of horses into a trap using helicopters. Nearly panicked, they are tricked with a tame “Judas” horse let loose in the confusion. The tame horse runs along the jute fence and into a corral expecting food and the wild horses follow and are captured.

The Jackson Mountain Herd consists of mostly brown and dun colored horses. Most were dehydrated and hungry from drought conditions in Nevada.

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