From prison to border patrol

By Teri Vance
tvance@nevadaappeal.com
August, 13 2011 9:35 pm

About a half-dozen of Nevada's wild horses are on their way to the Mexican and Canadian borders after being tamed by inmates at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City.

Wranglers from U.S. Border Control visited the Stewart Work Camp at the minimum-security prison this week to look for horses to use in patrolling the areas along the borders where there is no road access.

Wild horses are particularly suited to the task, said Felix Morales, the National Horse Patrol manager.

“We recognize the mustang is a natural resource, they're part of the American landscape,