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In celebration of National I Love Horses Day, we will announce the winner of our park horse “beauty” contest. All are worthy challengers, but only one can win. By tallying your Likes and Comments, we are pleased to announce the winner is Contestant #3 Hickory! Hurrah! Ranger Carol will make sure that Hickory gets her carrot “cake”. Thank you all for helping with this difficult but delightful challenge. Now go hug a horse! (hl) #parkhorses #horses #nationalIlovehorsesday #PetrifiedForest #parkchat ... See MoreSee Less

In celebration of National I Love Horses Day, we will announce the winner of our park horse “beauty” contest. All are worthy challengers, but only one can win. By tallying your Likes and Comments, we are pleased to announce the winner is Contestant #3 Hickory! Hurrah! Ranger Carol will make sure that Hickory gets her carrot “cake”. Thank you all for helping with this difficult but delightful challenge. Now go hug a horse! (hl) #parkhorses #horses #nationalIlovehorsesday #PetrifiedForest #parkchat

 

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Congrats, but all those horses deserve some carrots. They are wonderful beings.

Yipee!! Congratulations Hickory

That is So Fantastic!! Hickory deserves it!!!! After all the kids she had, she deserves a wonderful, loving retirement !!!!

Does the park service breed their own horses or do they buy from a horse farm?

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Two of the icons of the park includes petrified wood and the dark night sky. What do you think of this view? Credit NPS/Jacob Holgerson. (hl) #SundayScenery #scenery #parkchat #PetrifiedForest #nationalpark #travel #scenic #landscapes #picoftheday #nature #iconic #nightsky

Doveweed (Croton texensis) are tall gray-green plants with elongated ovate leaves covered with stellate hairs. The flowers are minute, white to cream with no petals, male and female on separate plants. (hl) #wildflowers #PetrifiedForest #parkchat

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