Wild Horses At Risk Due To Drought In Western US

Wild horses have been known to travel up to 20 miles a day in order to find access to food and water. The drought that the US is experiencing is greatly impacting their species, due to them traveling for hours just to find empty barrens with no access to hydration. Typically it is advised not to feed wild horses in order to avoid them becoming dependent on humans, but right now, experts are saying that they really need our help in order to prevent starvation and dehydration.

Key Takeaways:

  • Wild horses often have to travel 20 miles just to have access to water and nourishing food.
  • During this drought, the horses have been traveling this long only to discover dry barrens that they cannot drink from.
  • While experts typically advise against feeding wild animals, they are now saying that these horses truly need our help.

“Arizona-based Salt River Wild Horse volunteers are feeding wild horses just outside Phoenix, by hauling hay. A couple on Navajo Land near Gray Mountain in Arizona were surprised when a herd of 25 wild horses showed up in poor condition in their backyard.”

Read more: http://blog.theanimalrescuesite.com/west-horse-drought/