Wild Horses are a legendary part of the American West. Derived from horses of Spanish conquistadors of the 1500's and of Easterners who migrated westward in the 1800's, they currently live in 10 Western states. Numbering more than 35,000, these impressive animals are well adapted to their harsh environs. Extraordinarily hardy, they reproduce very effectively. Attempts to regulate horse numbers by periodic horse removals from public lands has been unsuccessful.
Dr. John Turner explored approaches to manage wild horse populations with proper stewardship. Dr. Turner is a professor in the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology at the University of Toledo.
The presentation was held at the Franciscan Center.