Wild horse named after Gov. Ducey

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Ducey the horse. (Source: Salt River Wild Horse Management Group) Ducey the horse. (Source: Salt River Wild Horse Management Group)
Ducey was named after Gov. Doug Ducey. (Source: Salt River Wild Horse Management Group) Ducey was named after Gov. Doug Ducey. (Source: Salt River Wild Horse Management Group)
SALT RIVER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

The first wild horse baby of the year has been named after Arizona's governor.

The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group said the colt was named Ducey and sent us a picture of the little guy.

The name was in honor of Gov. Doug Ducey since he listed protecting the horses as one of his six major accomplishments in the year 2016, the group said.

They also said if you see little Ducey out in the wild, please stay 40 feet away from him and his mom, as they can be particularly vulnerable to public interference and babies can become abandoned. 

Last year, the Arizona legislature passed the Salt River Horses Act, to protect the wild horse herd within the Tonto National Forest. Governor Ducey signed the bill into law in May 2016. 

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