Navajo Nation Faces Horse Management Decisions

Navajo horses
Image Credit: Bureau of Land Management

While federal agencies responsible for managing free-ranging horses on western public lands are prohibited from selling animals to processing facilities in Canada and Mexico, the same restrictions are not imposed on tribal lands. The Navajo Nation is currently reviewing a draft agreement that would end round-ups of feral horses and rely entirely on fertility control to manage the reservation’s horse population, which is estimated between several thousand to upwards of 70,000 animals.

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