Jennifer Broome takes us in search of wild mustangs in the Little Book Cliffs.
The Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range is one of only three ranges in the United States set aside specifically to protect wild and free roaming horses. It is public land and you can access it by foot, horseback or four wheel drive high profile vehicle. Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range is near Grand Junction. There are about 150 wild mustangs roaming the over 36,000 acre range. Some of the bloodlines of the horses date back to Indian ponies when Ute Indians settled in the area.
In this Explore Colorado, we went out on a four hour ride with Rim Rock Adventures. We covered about eight miles round trip. Meagan, our wrangler, had a 100% success rate of finding the mustangs and she kept that on our ride. We saw 22 wild mustangs including a foal.
Friends of the Mustangs help the Bureau of Land Management protect and care for the wild horse herd. For the health of the herd and range, horses are selected for adoption. Friends of the Mustangs help with the gathering, training, and adopting of those horses.