America’s Wild Horses: A Living Legend in Peril

21 Sep

Wild Horses on the Range

Wild Horses on the Range (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This photo is of a genetically bay horse, showing the faint dorsal counterstriping that is common on some bays. This horse is NOT a dun and this dorsal stripe does not reflect the presence of the dun gene. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

     Watch and listen carefully as the video posses excellent arguments about the markings on some of the wild horses and debunks the myth that all the wild horses are descendants of the Spanish horses set free in North America.

 

     Spanish horses did not have dorsal stripes nor did they have the zebra like leg markings, did they? So how did these markings show up on the wild horses? Surely there were feral horses that escaped from captivity or were let loose by settlers or ranchers who came to tame the west.

 

A partbred grullo Sorraia colt exhibiting zebra type stripes formed by the lay pattern of the newborn foal hair coat. The dorsal and leg stripes remain, but the lay pattern stripes disappears after several days or weeks when the hair is fully fluffed. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

      As for domestic horses, it is unlikely they would have survived had they not found wild horses that were already in America. Domestic horses wouldn’t know where to find forage to eat, water to drink, shelter from the weather or shade unless they learned from wild horses that were already here. Subsequently, the domestic horses were assimilated by the herds of wild horses and mated producing offspring, some with the markings and some without.

 

Watch the video to learn more

America’s Wild Horses: A Living Legend in Peril

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3 Responses to “America’s Wild Horses: A Living Legend in Peril”

  1. cindymendoza47 September 22, 2014 at 11:02 am #

    Reblogged this on cindymendoza47 and commented:
    LOOK BECAUSE PICTURES ARE ALL WE WILL HAVE IF THE GOVERNMENT HAS IT’S WAY !!! GOOD LORD I HOPE AND PRAY THAT IT WILL STOP AND NOW

    Liked by 1 person

  2. chris1055 September 22, 2014 at 11:39 am #

    Thank you – excellent arguments.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. EponaSpirit October 11, 2014 at 4:11 am #

    Reblogged this on Pass the SAFE Act! and commented:
    Please be sure to watch the video.

    Liked by 1 person

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