Wild horses are caught between an incredibly polarized and emotionally charged debate aiming to write their future in the American West. While some wild horse activists largely want their numbers unbridled, others see wild horses as a resource that needs to be managed. The means by which management may be accomplished are hotly contested. The result of this debate is a legal stalemate causing wild horse numbers to continue rising well beyond unsustainable levels, causing irreversible damage to public lands, range ecosystems, wildlife and horses competing in a hard and increasingly degraded landscape. Horse Rich and Dirt Poor follows ecologist Charles Post as he explores America’s pressing wild horse issue and the affects it has on the surrounding ecosystem.
Ecologist Charles Post travels across Nevada to explore how overpopulated wild horses effect native wildlife. A Wildlife Society film by Charles Post, Phillip Baribeau, and Ben Masters.
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