Arizona Wild Horse Advocates Buy Up Dwindling Alpine Herd

PRESCOTT, Ariz.—Simone Netherlands grabbed a handful of green alfalfa hay and called out to Apache, guarding a small band of Alpine wild horses at the opposite end of the corral.
The young stallion lowered its head warily and remained motionless at seeing a visitor standing beside her.
“C’mon,” Netherlands said to the horse gently, waving the hay and coaxing the animal to come over.
Slowly, Apache stepped forward to the edge of the metal fence, poked its nose through, and began munching on the moist straw until it was all gone.
Simone Netherlands, president of the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group in Prescott, Ariz., takes a hay bucket to recently rescued Alpine wild horses housed at the group’s sanctuary. (Allan Stein/The Epoch Times)
To her visitor, she said, “He has a gorgeous mane. They’re so cute. You want to pet them.”… Source

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