My original quote:
...The horrible problem is that mustangs make lots of horses just like him, increasing 20% each year, and there is NO MARKET for them...
The mustangs make horses at a rate of 20% or more a year. They have to go somewhere. Where do they go? From the BLM:
Wild horse and burro program in Fiscal Year 2018.
Total beginning fiscal year: 81,951
Total removed: 11,472
Total on range at the end of fiscal year: 87,885
Estimated sustainable population: 26,690
Of the 11,472 removed:
Total placed into adoption: 3,158
Sold "to any willing buyers": 1,451
Added to holding pens/pastures: 6,863
Total in holding: 48,375. max capacity of holding: 56,581
BTW: The total removed greatly increased this year. In 2017 the total removed from the range was 4,209, in 2016 it was 3,320 and in 2015 it was 3,819.
61% of the Wild Horse and Burro budget is being spent on holding horses. That is down from 66% in 2015. All data from here: https://www.blm.gov/programs/wild-ho...m/program-data