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Mustangs of Oregon: Wild Horses in Crisis

A $76 million bureaucracy  captures, feeds and stockpiles more horses than any other in the nation. Congress passed a federal law protecting them in 1971.

Wild horses in captivity now outnumber those in the wild.


40,605 Roam Free
49,768 In Holding

Oregon Field Guide invites you to explore the issues in our comprehensive  Wild Horses in Crisis website devoted to this topic as well as a 30-minute television documentary which you can view above.

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Mustangs of Oregon

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2508
Original Broadcast: February 6, 2014