Check out the photos of a cremello stallion defending his band in this article by the Daily Mail, dated 08/22/18. The incident occurred in the western desert of Utah.
The photographer associated the stallion’s behavior with preparations for a roundup.
“Usually he keeps them farther away from the others but because water supplies have been drained in some locations as they get ready to do a round-up it meant they were all coming together in the same area.”
The location of the event was not provided in the story, but under what scenario would someone tamper with water sources for the horses?
A helicopter roundup? Probably not. So where are they bait-trapping in western Utah?
How about Cedar Mountain, near the Nevada border?