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Horses of the Caves: Meeting the Gila Herd

(Pronounced hee-luh)

Wild Horse Nation,

These horses carry a history believed to stretch from wooden ships and Jesuit missionary Padre Eusebio Kino’s 17th century arrival in Arizona through a wild herd that: lived in relative isolation in Arizona, was captured by the government after conflicts with ranchers, was taken to a sanctuary in South Dakota that later fell on troubled times.

These are the horses of the Gila herd.

In shades of earth and charcoal, striped legs and dorsal stripes, they look as though they’ve walked out of a cave painting, draped in the mystery of the ancient past.

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