Winter Break Objectives:
- to study the Mongolian wild horse, an endangered horse that has never successfully been domesticated. what are their natural predators? What caused their drastic decline? What are they doing to bring these horses back? Will that effect their species? What are the differences between them and domestic/feral horses that we have in the United States?
- to study the social changes horses went through during the 20th century. They went from a work animal, valuable for the strength and speed they offered, to a companion animal, valued for their beauty and friendship. They are moving from "livestock" to "pet." What implications does this have for the horse species? What effects might this have in the future for the horse world?
- to define my thesis after visiting the Burns District BLM