Yosemite’s renowned mounted patrol has roots in the 1890s, when U.S. cavalry soldiers served as inaugural park rangers. Today, the program remains a keystone of essential activities in the park, as rangers use highly trained horses to support search and rescue operations, carry out ceremonial duties, connect with visitors and more.
This year, your gifts will enable the park to bring in several new young patrol horses, including handpicked wild mustangs adopted from the Bureau of Land Management. The mustangs will be trained by incarcerated inmates through a well-established prison program. As the new horses begin their service in the park, older ones will be adopted out to new owners ready to provide them with a well-earned retirement.
Your support will help Yosemite’s long-running mounted patrol continue to shine as a leading cultural institution in the National Park System.
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