Photographer's Note

In the Tonto National Forest there are herds of wild horses, horses considered feral by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The difference between wild and feral is in their ancestry. The wild horses are descendants of horses that were in the Americas prior to the arrival of the Spanish whereas feral horses are descendants of those brought by the Spanish and other colonists which escaped or were released. This small herd is living in the area where the Tonto National Forest adjoins the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian reservation. I found them at the end of the unnamed trail leading west from the Blue Point Beach recreation area on the north side of the lower Salt River. Theyre often seen by tubers and kayakers floating down the river.

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