Hold your feral horses

By Brooke Holman

Ozark National Scenic Riverways is home to the only wild horses in Missouri ‑-  an olde-tyme western movie fanatic’s dream.

“The Wild Horse League has been trying to give wild horses (up for adoption) to get the herd back down to 50,” said Faye Walmsley, public information officer for Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

The Wild Horse League was created to manage and protect the wild horses in the area. A group of concerned locals formed the league in 1992 in response to the National Park Service’s decision that the horses should not roam freely on federal land.

The horses, believed to be descendants of those released 100 years ago by farmers during the Great Depression, are but one of the many tourist attractions that keep bringing people back to Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

 Edited by Margaux Henquinet

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