|My friend Katie and I at sunset.|
Assateague Island. With a little driving around and a few short walks, we managed to see 22 horses. They keep the herd at between 80-100 by delivering a sort of birth control hormone to the mares. We were pretty excited to have seen about 20-25% of the horses. I love horses so! And I also learned that wild horses - at least among the females - have a hierarchy with one as the alpha and everyone else ranking in below.
|This pretty mare is most likely the beta of her herd according to the National Park ranger I spoke with.|