“However, the Wild Horse and Burro Act makes no distinction between an unbranded, free-roaming, unclaimed horse of Spanish descent or of any other descent as a wild horse under the law so the Spanish lineage, while clearly there in some Apache Sitgreaves wild horses, is irrelevant to their status under the Act. The unbranded, unclaimed, free-roaming horses in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forests are wild horses protected under the Act. The Spanish history of some or all of them certainly adds to the richness of the culture and history of the area but has no bearing on their protected status under the Act.” Patricia Haight, Ph.D.
Old Buck’s son from a bay mare. He was 3 years old at the time this photo was taken in 2017.