Honoring Cloud, Wild Stallion of the Rockies

The following was read into the Congressional Record on May 25, 2011 by Congressman Grijalva of Arizona:

Honoring Cloud, Wild Stallion of the Rockies
Hon. Raul M. Grijalva
Of Arizona
In the House of Representatives
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mr. GRIJALVA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the wild horse stallion known as Cloud, born May 29, 1995 in the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range of Montana.

This majestic stallion has become the most famous wild horse in the world, and serves as the ambassador and emblem of wild horses and burros living free and protected on public lands.

No other wild horse in United States history has had his life story known and shared throughout the world.

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