Glossary

Bachelor: A stallion without mares. Sometimes bachelors will group together to form their own bands.

Band: A stallion with one or more mares.

Bay: A red horse with black legs, ear tips, manes, and tails.

Black: An all dark colored horse.

Buraeu of Land Management (BLM): The government agency in charge of managing wild horses on public lands.

Colt: a male baby horse.

Dun: A primitive horse color that can appear golden tan. Dun horses have dark dorsal stripes, leg stripping, and sometimes shoulder baring or face webbing.

Filly: female baby horse.

Fitness: An organisms ability to reproduce. This doesn’t always have to do with if an organism is physically fit.

Foal: a baby horse.

Grulla: A primitive color that can appear grey. Grullo or grulla horses have dark dorsal stripes, leg stripping, and sometimes shoulder baring or face webbing.

Herd Management Area (HMA): The areas of public land set aside for the wild horses.

Herd: A large group of animals.

Natural Selection: A part of nature where only the fittest survive.

Snaking: A posture used by stallions while herding their mares from a perceived threat. The stallion will keep his head low and ears pinned back.

Survival of the Fittest: A part of natural selection that allows only the fittest to survive.

Palomino: A cream-colored horse.

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