A man from Placitas, NM, charged with unlawfully impounding a stray animal, appeared in court yesterday but the case was dropped. The New Mexico Livestock Board could not prove that the foal was a stray or was found on public land. See the story posted 08/22/18 by KRQE News in Albuquerque, NM.
The defendant operates the non-profit Placitas Animal Rescue and cares for cats, dogs and horses.
Sounds like the wild horses near Placitas are managed at the state level, like the Virginia Range mustangs near Reno, NV.