Feral Horse, Waipi'o Valley

There have been feral horses on the big island of Hawaii since around 1900.  They continue to populate the Waipi'o Valley, a wild and inaccessible spot offering little else economically other than taro farming. They used to be "small and hardy", but a single quarterhorse stallion joined the population, causing the herd to become larger and healthier.

As the horses aren't protected, farmers can legally shoot them if they disturb their crops.


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