“Thank you mom, for protecting me so fiercely, for showing me your wise ways, and for always putting my interests above your own.”
Wild horse mothers are called “dams” and they are among the animal kingdom’s best and most doting mothers, along with primates and elephants. It is why wild horse herds thrive almost anywhere in the world.
In the coming years, you will see fewer foals in the Salt River herd than previous years.
This is to stabilize and reduce the size of the herd humanely (without capture) and give the mares a break from foaling year after year.
We are reducing the growthrate of this cherished herd humanely, because we want every horse born on the Salt River to live out it’s life wild and free on the Salt River.
Only 6 foals have been born on the river so far this year, so enjoy them, and please respect them and their dams. These are 3 of this years foals.
Happy mothers day to all mothers of all species everywhere! 💕