And Then You Get Dragged Away

Then again, maybe I'm just getting too hung up on the idea of actual "wild horses":

The mystery of the origin of the horses and what to do with them has been a dilemma for at least a decade, records show. Advocates claim they're wild, with a lineage dating back to the 17th century. The Forest Service said the horses wandered from the nearby Salt River Reservation and Fort McDowell Reservation, or were simply abandoned by owners who couldn't afford to care for them.

Origins are a moot point, because the Forest Service has no authority to manage them as wild, [a Tonto National Forest spokesperson] said.

"We legally cannot manage them as 'wild' horses because they have no legal territory," [the spokesperson] said. "No matter where they're coming from, according to the law, they were not designated as wild horses."

Posted: June 18th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Shiftless When Idle | Tags:

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