taking an adventurous journey where wild horses still run free. You
travel across Nevada’s high desert
plains, where more free-roaming horses live than all the
other states combined.
you drive down the highway, a red-tailed hawk spirals above a valley
bounded by snow-capped peaks.
Wild horses meander through snags of piñon pine and
stands of mountain mahogany. A stallion stands on a
ridge top, alert to changes in the wind and any scent
that disturbs the sun-baked rock sandstorm-hammered
haunt the silent streets of ghost towns and graze on the outskirts
of friendly country communities.
You hike to the top of a brushy hill and look down.
Gathered at a watering hole, a band of young stallions
snort and rear, kick and gallop. Expelled from their
family herds to grow lean and tough, these bachelor bands
harden their minds and muscles by searching for wild
grass and unclaimed water. Sparring and play-fighting,
the young stallions practice for the day they’ll
challenge a grown stallion and win their own band of
along wide-open spaces near state and national parks. The land
is so silent you feel like you’re alone,
but then the mustangs appear. Hooves raise small puffs
of dust as they strike the bed of ancient Lake Lahontan.
Moving in a rhythm older than man’s urge to tame them,
their silhouetted images dance across the horizon, where
blue sky meets bone-white playa. Eyes and nostrils wide
open, they earn their native name of “wind drinkers”.
sweep out of sight but not out of memory." Terri
Farley, author of the Phantom Stallion book series
time to take a real adventure. These wild horses
are a part of your national heritage and continue to run
free across the public lands. They’re only a short drive
from Reno and Las Vegas and expert guides are ready to
lead the way. What are you waiting for?
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