Re: [RC] Mustangs - Magnumsmom
> There are simply not predators big enough to take
> out the average horse in North America.
Actually that's not true. There is one herd of mustangs
in the eastern Sierra that are in balance. The herd
produces the normal 16-17 foals a year but only 25%
(4) of those survive . They are hunted and kept in
balance by mountain lions who have learned to hunt them.
Unfortunately we don't have enough moutain lions left
to keep the horses in check. Or wolves. Wolves could
take down a horse too. Bears. What about bears?
Not enough of those either.
Regardless of a healthy horse's ability, the point is to
trim down the youngest and the weakest which could
be done by preditors here in the US if we had a balance.
Too many mustangs, not enough wolves.
in Santa Fe, NM
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