The Salt River wild horses are the historic and majestic creatures roaming the lower Salt River in the Tonto National Forest in Mesa, Arizona. They are the pride of the community, a favorite subject of photographers and the icon of the wild, free spirit of Arizona and the American West.
These wild horses were brought into the limelight during the epic battle for their protection; the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group rounded up large herds of people who gave them a voice; we stampeded congress and we worked toward positive solutions with Federal and State governments. It worked; while almost gone forever, today the Salt River wild horses are protected pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 3-1491 (aka the Salt River Horse Act) We are currently under contract to manage this herd humanely under the AZ Department of Agriculture (AZDA).
Needless to say that we are forever grateful to the public of Arizona and all of it’s legislators and politicians. We are also grateful for our Arizona State Department of Agriculture (AZDA) and the Governor’s office. Most of all we are grateful to all of YOU who continue to support us, and sustain our programs with your financial support, we cannot continue our work without you.
Together, we changed the course of history. Together we are preserving and managing an important historic and recreational resource. It is the culmination of everything we’ve worked so hard for, but it is also just the beginning.