KBR Wild Horse and Burro Information Sheet


We constantly have tourists ask, "Where are all the wild horses? We want to see wild horses!"

We just chuckle. We're surrounded by wild horses. The region is full of wild horses. They just don't parade around carrying signs that say, "Wild Horse." They are bunched together in meadows, in people's yards, bedding down under trees on hot days and pretty much doing horse things. Most visitors don't notice the horses until a band starts across the highway. These horses are part of the Virginia Range Herd that falls under the jurisdiction of the Nevada Department of Agriculture.

(Hint: If you see a bunch of horses together but you don't notice any fences around them, they're probably wild horses!)

In this feature we'll provide photos of the more common wild horse bands found around Stagecoach.

(Appreciate these horses while you can! More and more outsiders are moving into wild horse country, complaining that the horses are walking on their lawns and eating their shrubbery, and getting the state to round them up in spite of the fact that a vast majority of local residents want them left alone. The images portrayed in these collages may soon be a thing of the past!)

The Iroquois Trail Band

The Iroquois Trail band roams mainly around the north part of town, their territority centered around Iroquois Trail. They usually meander north past Mustang Trail, south to Roy's Rd., east to around Pinto St. and west to just past Boyer Ln.

Horse body language.
The stallion (near the left of the photo) having "words" with a youngster.

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