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Kentucky’s free roaming horses

It has been six months since my last trip into eastern Ky. looking for the free roaming / wild horses that live on a 20-30 square mile area of deserted strip mines.  Three of my grandchildren and I arrived at the highest point in the area, which is off Ky 1098, a 75% paved 25% gravel road. The area is laced with hundreds of miles of dirt roads that are slow going without a four-wheeler. We spotted the first bunch running through a valley that lay below us and watched as they made their way towards a dirt road. We found them feeding along side the road ( see first photo).

 

 We had moved about five miles from the first group and found a small herd of about 15-20 feeding along the edge of a field that was bordered by a forested area. Each group we found had 2-3 foals in them which looked to be 4-10 weeks old and very sly. This foals mother would come right up to us, but the foal remained back, never coming closer that 15-20 feet. We found a total of 200-225 horse this trip of the 600+ that roam this area. I’ll try and post some more picture this week.

Young foal hiding behind mother

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July 19, 2011 - Posted by | Horse, Photography | , , , , , , , ,

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