Mustangs | Spirit of the Shrinking West, National Geographic magazine: Foals Band Together Looking For Mothers At BLM Gather

Young wild horses stand together for protection in the corner of a corral after they are captured in a roundup in the Jackson Mountains of Nevada. Mares and foals are marked so they can be reunited after being sorted and separated into makeshift pens.

Loaded into trucks, they are moved along with the stallions to Palomino Valley. There, they are given food and water along with medical inspections and injections. They receive a freeze brand and are shipped to another facility or made available for adoption by the Bureau of Land Management.

This picture was published as part of the article published on Wild Horses in National Geographic magazine.


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