Meet El Presidente

El Presidente
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El Presidente, a beautiful bay stallion, was born in 2004 in the vast remote ranges of Northwestern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.

He survived an infamous 2010 Bureau of Land Management helicopter roundup during which dozens of wild horses were killed or injured. More than 1,900 wild horses were captured and taken from their home range on the Calico Mountains Complex Herd Management Areas, including El Presidente, who was captured on Jan. 29, 2010.

Return to Freedom gave new homes to 106 horses from the roundup.

For generations, ancestors of cavalry and ranch horses have interbred and survived in this remote and challenging habitat of the Great Basin. They have adapted to this environment and returned to a natural state over the past few hundred years.

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