It is pretty sad that our Salties have to put up with so much human hussle and bustle in order to simply get to the water and survive. But at the same time, the horses deal with it in amazingly smart ways, and most of the public is also very good and loves the horses.
It is no small job to watch out for the horses and for people on a daily basis. We try to be where the most public is, to provide information, and the AZDA and MCSO do that as well, which is great. All authorities work together in our neck of the woods, which we are very proud of because it is a testament to the professionalism and capabilities of our group.
When people say they worry about the horse overpopulation, we say we worry about the human overpopulation, because we have the horse population 100% stabilized and under control. So far this year we actually have no foals at all yet, which is surprising even to us, who have made these lofty promises about PZP forever and ever. Now there is no more doubt about it, PZP works better than most of us thought it would. When you come see the Salt River wild horses, please take a close look at the mares and you will see that they are healthy as a ……. , lol.
When you look at this picture let’s also look at the bigger picture, which is: coexistence between wild animals and wild partying people is possible after all. We are very proud of this peaceful coexistence and if people could just spread the message to stay 50 ft from wild horses at all times, and spread the message to pick up after yourselves, then everything may just be ok.
We urgently need your support for our programs, with gasprices wildly insane, we still need volunteers on the river patroling, and we still need darters out darting, and we still need caretakers coming to take care of our rescues. Please join us and become a supporter of the Salt River wild horses so that we can make sure they will be here for a long time to come.
Thank you, SRWHMG.ORG
Picture by Paris Park Photography.