Now a little known fact . . . The name ‘mustang’ has been derived from the Spanish word ‘mustengo’, meaning ‘ownerless beast’ or ‘stray horse’. These Mustang horses are also called wild horses and are known for their intelligence and independent spirit. [photo by juli-s-pix]
Wild pair of mustangs at McCullough Peaks Wild Horse Management Area outside of Cody, Wyoming. I took the wild mustang tour with Ken Martin. Wow! What an amazing experience! We traveled out into the open prairie lands with views of the mountains in the distance and got within 100 yards of a large herd of wild horses. Ken has been watching these horses for 15+ years and knows them all by name and personality. What a treat to see magnificent animals in their natural surroundings — living symbols of the American West.