Wild Roaming Horses of the Park
One of the main attractions of Theodore Roosevelt National Park is wild horses! The South Unit of the park, at Medora, North Dakota, draws thousands of people because of their beauty! Janice Lee share her photos from a visit to the park in June. Brilliant green grass and luscious, rich sage make an especially stunning frame for the horses.
About Those Horses
In 1954 a round up was held in the south unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park, which was still relatively new as a national entity. Two hundred branded horses, which had been free ranging ranch horses before the park was fenced, were removed. Some small bands of horses eluded that round up effort. They are the foundation of the horses seen in the park now.
Thank you, Janice Lee, for sharing your wild horse experience!
Read more about these magnificent horses here: Have You Visited the Wild Horses?
A cherished visit to the South Unit here: A Peaceful, Sleepy Afternoon for the Horses and Bison
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