About the Pine Ridge Reservation
This naturally beautiful Reservation is rich in culture and tradition, and encompasses rolling prairie, white clay bluffs, ponderosa pine forests, meadows and badlands. The culture of the Lakota people is renowned for its wealth. Although Pine Ridge is rich in many ways, it is poor economically. This vast two million acre Reservation includes the two poorest counties in the United States. Many households are without running water, sewer or telephone. Poverty affects both people and animals in profound ways. See http://www.lakotamall.com/oglalasiouxtribe/ for more information about Pine Ridge.
Some facts about Pine Ridge:
The grass is not greener on the other side of the fence for this mare and her foal. Horses, an integral part of the Lakota culture, are sometimes neglected.
Pete a Lakota Animal Care Giver talks to boy on horseback