Fort Polk Horses Need Your Help

Straight from the Horse's Heart

from Amy Hanchey

Kistachie National Forest, which spans 7 parishes in Louisiana and encompasses a whopping 604.000 acres of land, is home to Fort Polk Military Base, which resides on approx. 140,000 acres.

There are 2 theoretical groups of horses that roam the area.

First, the horses that are seemingly more domesticated. Most likely dumped horses. These horses congregate near the base itself.

domestic horses

Second, Wild Horses located in an area called Peason Ridge – These horses are a very tight knit herd and Do Not seem to be domesticated at all.

Wild Horses

They are likely the progeny of the Cavalry Horses from WWII and potentially with lineage to the Colonial Spanish Mustangs. Self-sustaining for the last 75+ years.

Caring individuals made a simple request for the humane, ethical, conservative approach to addressing the equine presence at Fort Polk Military base and Kisatchie national forest as a whole. Although our focus is…

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