19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Thundering Hooves

Mustangs in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming can be traced, via DNA, to the original Spanish horses. However, genetic diversity has occurred here as the result of the introduction of other breeds to the gene pool. At least one McCullough Peaks horse tested as a descendant of horses owned by the Royal Family in England, probably a relative of the horses they gave to Buffalo Bill when he toured England with his show the “Wild West”.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Cody, Wyoming, United States of America
Copyright: © Renee Lund