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The Wild Horses of Placitas -- Fall 2021

The Wild Horses of Placitas

Looking at the maps, if I was a horse that was able to remain wild, I'd live in the Placitas Foothills. Reading about The Wild Horses of Placitas,I knew they existed, but were too stealthy to be seen. I was wrong. It doesn't take too long driving (carefully!) around the Placitas roads to encounter them aplenty...

I've seen the horses in several areas of the sprawling township, but mostly along Camino de las Huertas & all the way up onto Mustang Mesa, where they have some stables for shelter. A late spring day recently, showing houses on Mustang Mesa, a slow procession of the wild horses casually passed by, unafraid. You gotta love the town.

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