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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
When you think of wild stallions, you might imagine power, ferocity and strength… risking all to protect their families. What you might not know is that stallions are also great dads. When it comes to foals, stallions are patient and nurturing, as they keep their young foals safe, teach them about the bonds of family, and show them how to survive in the wild.
It’s not easy being a wild stallion, and one stallion on the Virginia Range in Nevada has his work cut out for him keeping his three new foals safe and making sure they don’t wander off.
Dante is a member of the wild horse herd that is part of our groundbreaking fertility control program. These photos of Dante and his foals Alex, Davin and Elle were taken yesterday by AWHC team member Steve Paige, a photographer and fertility control darter on the Virginia Range.
We love seeing wild horses being wild and free, and we thank all of our supporters every day for making it possible to do the work necessary to keep them that way.
Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there — thank you for working to make the world a better place for all!
—The AWHC Team
P.S. Learn more about our Virginia Range fertility control program here.