Wild Horse Herds – Eminence, Missouri
You can see the wild horse herd near Eminence at different times of the day grazing in the pasturelands surrounding the Two Rivers on Hwy V.
Since the government wanted to get rid of the horses and local citizens became involved and recruited the assistance of some legislatures the small band of wild horses has been saved. Although they are under the control of the Park Service, at least they are free and increasing in numbers for all to see and enjoy the beauty of a herd roaming freely.
The horses are believed to be the off spring of horses that were let free during the depression when farmers could not provide them with feed.
To prevent over population of the herd some of the stallions are taken out, gelded and then following tests to make certain they are healthy, they are put up for adoption.
The herd consists of approximately 35 head at the current time. These animals are wild, although they will let you get within 100 yards of them when they are grazing, they are not pets and you should not attempt to capture them. They are free, leave them that way!
Contact: Missouri Wild Horse League
P.O. Box 301, Eminence, MO 65466
Ph (573) 226-3492 (573) 226-3339