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For $125 you can get a wild horse from the Bureau of Land Management and try and train it. That’s what I did this spring. Bua’a (“friend” in Paiute) is a three-year-old mustang from the Beatys Butte wild herd of southeastern Oregon. Boo, as I call him, has a kind, curious eye but he doesn’t trust humans – so far, we’ve brought him mostly pain. No matter how you feel about them, mustangs are a powerful symbol of what it means to be American – and Western. To be “of” the open spaces and big sky country. To be survivors and roamers. Over the next 8 episodes, Boo and I will explore the complex human, cultural, economic and environmental issues that surround mustangs today – as we embark on our own journey of training and trust.

Episode Date
8. The Sundance: From deep history, a way forward
Dec 06, 2023
7. Mustang: Mutt of the West
Nov 29, 2023
6. Training horses, healing humans
Nov 22, 2023
5. The Cowboy and the Mustang
Nov 15, 2023
4. Native Mustang Management
Nov 08, 2023
3. “Cruel and Unnecessary”
Nov 01, 2023
2: Feral Equids, Ecological “Crisis”
Oct 25, 2023
1: The Mustang/The Myth
Oct 25, 2023
Oct 09, 2023