A debunking of the legendary wild horse of Western fame, taking away the romance and presenting the facts. His origins (an ""escape"" horse of Spanish antecedents), his introduction to Indian life, the growth of roving bands, the threat to rancher and cattleman, the findings of the Army and the controls put on expansion of the herds. Then the necessity, through the oncoming of the mechanical age and tractors, of roundups and extermination. The other side of the story recounted in popular Westerns and legend, this is an investigation of the economic and humane, the realistic reverse of the picture. Interesting, specialised bypath of Western history, which horse fanciers and true Western addicts will enjoy.