We all live under the banner of our Constitutional Republic, the American Flag and the promise of freedom, justice and equality for everyone.
We forget that this country and its blessings all stemmed from our American wild horses.
Science informs that when Columbus arrived in America in 1492, there were 60-million bison and 20-million wild horses on the continent.
It’s a fact that in 1580, Sir Francis Drake documented our local heritage herd of wild horses in the Cascade-Siskiyou mountains along the Oregon-California border in the present-day counties of Curry, Josephine, Jackson and Klamath in Oregon and Siskiyou County in California.
Even after the decimation of the bison and wild horses by Europeans, 3-million wild horses managed to survive into the early 1900’s.
American herds of wild horses were the source of horses used by ranchers, soldiers and calvary and farmers. They carried our police, pulled our wagons, plows and fire wagons, and served humankind for centuries.
During World War 1, America rounded-up 1-million wild horses and sent them to the European war front to support our troops and our allies.
We forget, America was built and defended off the backs of American wild horses. We owe them a debt of respect and care.
If we fail to honor our relatively few remaining American wild horses, we should consider ourselves dishonorable and unworthy.
This 2-minute music montage of the wild horses of our local heritage herd of wild horses is being offered as a Salute to these noble sentient beings who have served all of our forefathers faithfully.
It’s our turn to be faithful to them.
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