Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
Ken McNabb had a great program about American Mustangs last year, where he explained how the Mustangs live in small pockets of land, NOT in ranges from Mexico to Canada, like most people believe, with little fodder and often, no water. They exist many times bc of the kindness of ranchers who provide a water source and even throw out hay for them. Their lives are limited and often pitiful.
I've suggested this before, on other sites, but I'll say it again, and see if this solution might spark an interest in discussion and evolving it.
MY solution is to license "Mustang Breeders." These horse breeders would be responsible for small herds kept on their land. They would brand them, and register them. If you wanted a "mustang" you would purchase through them. We could start pulling stock off of the places where they live--unless a breeder already has them on their land--and perhaps leave them in small, managed populations in State and National Parks that have livestock like bison and pronghorns.