Wild Horse Herd in Dust

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Dust rises in summer dry heat as a herd of mustangs moves to water. Horses are social animals and there is a hierarchy among them as to who drinks first.<br />
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Dianne Nelson has saved mustangs on a ranch in northern California at the Wild Horse Sanctuary.  "It was in 1978 that the Wild Horse Sanctuary founders rounded up almost 300 wild horses for the Forest Service in Modoc County, California. Of those 300, 80 were found to be un-adoptable and were scheduled to be destroyed at a government holding facility near Tule Lake, California. The Sanctuary is located near Shingletown, California on 5,000 acres of lush lava rock-strewn mountain meadow and forest land.
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Dust rises in summer dry heat as a herd of mustangs moves to water. Horses are social animals and there is a hierarchy among them as to who drinks first.

Dianne Nelson has saved mustangs on a ranch in northern California at the Wild Horse Sanctuary. "It was in 1978 that the Wild Horse Sanctuary founders rounded up almost 300 wild horses for the Forest Service in Modoc County, California. Of those 300, 80 were found to be un-adoptable and were scheduled to be destroyed at...
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