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.
Editor’s Note. If you see a wild horse please do not approach, pet, or feed it. Horses may kick, bite, or charge if they feel threatened, so always view them from a safe distance.