Rule of Four Accounts for Horses in Long-Term Holding

How many wild horses in long-term holding can be explained by the ‘rule of four?’

All of them.  A quick estimate of the number of horses cheated out of spot on their home range by privately owned livestock is

27,000 × 4 = 108,000

If you removed domestic livestock from half of the HMAs, you could empty all of the off-range corrals and pastures.

But why stop there?  Cattle and sheep belong on private land, not wild horses.

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