Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve seen some mustangs on the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse area. Is there a list of the horses I can print and review?
Yes, click on Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse List document on the Meet the Mustangs page of our website to see a list of the locations within the range each horse is typically seen along with identifying marks of each mustang and information about his or her dam and sire.
I’m interested in learning more about the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse area. Are there other resources the public can access?
There is an excellent digital publication about the area and the wild horses who reside there which you can read online or download at this link. Also, see the info below, about brochures provided by the Bureau of Land Management.
Where do the mustangs get water on the range?
There are a number of springs on the range and a few tanks which are maintained by Friends of the Mustangs. For an informative article about them, click here to read an article published in the Grand Junction Sentinel. (If you do not have a Sentinel subscription, you can register for free to read up to 4 articles per month.)
Where can I find brochures with information about Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range and a map?
The Bureau of Land Management has an office at 2815 H Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81506. Outside the BLM front door, there is a display of various brochures. The Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range brochure contains a good map of the range. You can also visit BLM's website for additional information. Click here.
Why are there large piles of horse manure in the roads on the range?
Stud piles are where stallions leave calling cards, so to speak. A stud pile lets other horses in the area know who is around. They also urinate on the mare's pee or poo to mask their scent from other stallions.
Is there other wildlife on the range?
Yes! There are deer, elk, bighorn sheep, bears, mountain lions, coyotes, wild turkeys, birds of prey, small rodents, snakes, lizards, chukars, and many other birds.
Where can I find more photos and information about the mustangs in the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range?
Follow Friends of the Mustangs on Facebook, through the link below. Members post periodic updates and photos.
Who was "Wild Horse Annie"?
Velma B. Johnston is credited with early work aimed at protecting wild horses and burros. She gained the nickname of "Wild Horse Annie." Here is a photo of a plaque dedicated to her in the Indian Park area of the range, courtesy of Billie Hutchings.