You see a LOT of horses in and around the Canyon. Many are feral. Others belong to the local Navajo. In some cases what looks like feral horses are but neglected ones! This year’s drought has done a job on all the horses, other than the few in horse riding camps. Water is a big problem. These two were on the main North Rim road, around Del Muerto.
As I pointed out in yesterday’s post, horses, both tame and feral, are a feature of this tranquil and beautiful Canyon. We saw quite a few in our travels. These two were when we hiked down to the famous ‘White House’ ruin. The drought is taking a toll on the horses. You can tell from these pictures. We heard on the radio that upward of 400 had died of thirst!
Horses, both tame and feral, are a feature of this tranquil and beautiful Canyon. We saw quite a few in our travels. Kind of off putting to come across wild horses when you are horseback but they all seemed to know what to do.