Our Missoula Boy Scout Troop has been enjoying a long day hike on Wild Horse Island every fall for many years now. Being a horse owner, one of which was an adopted wild horse from Nevada, and maybe just enjoying the idea of wild horses on Wild Horse, I have kept track of the small herd every year when on the island.
This September’s outing, I found the remains of the sorrel with the white feet and went on a search for the last gelding. I found him about a half-mile uphill from his buddy in the shade of a pine.
Your article answered my internal question of whether there were plans for replacing the horses, and I’m glad that this will be the case.
I’ve attached a picture of “Old Black” that I took on Sept. 12. He is alive and well although he too is showing his age (see photo at right).
Thanks for the good news about Wild Horse and the informative article about Montana’s herds.Tracie Stahl Missoula