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Arizona governor gets special honor with Ducey the colt

Arizona governor Doug Ducey’s efforts to help save the Salt River wild horses didn’t go unnoticed by the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group.

In fact, when one of the wild horses had a baby colt earlier this year, the group didn’t hesitate to name it Ducey in honor of the governor.

Last year Ducey said that protecting the wild horses was one of his major accomplishments in 2016. The management group said in a press release that it hopes to present the governor with a canvas portrait of the colt sometime this week.

“Without Governor Ducey’s support for the thousands of citizens who stood up for the Salt River wild horses when the federal government threatened to round them up, little Ducey might not have been born wild and free this year,” said Simone Netherlands, president of the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, in the release. “We hope to work closely with the Governor to implement a public/private partnership for the humane management of this cherished wild horse population so that little Ducey can grow up wild and free.”