The first time I came across a herd of wild horses was a memorable moment for me. I was on foot, climbing a dirt trail in the Badlands of the Little Book Cliffs in western Colorado. I spotted a flash of color amongst the shrub brush and pinyon-juniper laced hillside. Colorado wild horses
There before me was a band of healthy looking wild Mustang horses and foals. As a guest of The High Lonesome Ranch in De Beque, Colorado, wild horse viewing is one of the day trips offered to horse lovers.
Best places to see wild horses in Arizona
Arizona Wild horses
Close to 100 wild mustangs run free in the Tonto National Forest of Arizona. One particular band is known as the wild horses of Salt River. The Lower Salt and Lower Verde Rivers are good places to see wild horses in Arizona.
Best places to see wild horses in Virginia
Assateague, Virginia wild horses
If you are any kind of horse lover, you know about Margueritte Henry’s books for horse lovers, including Misty of Chincoteague. Each year the wild horses of Assateague Island are rounded up by saltwater cowboys, herded across the Assateague Channel to Virginia’s Chincoteague Island and put up for adoption.
South Dakota wild horses
Wild horses run free across endless prairie in the hills of Hot Springs, South Dakota thanks to an Oregon rancher named Dayton Hyde. Home to over 600 wild mustangs, Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary offers educational tours, overnight cabins and a gift shop for horse lovers.
Have you seen wild horses? Do you have any recommendations for best places to see wild horses?