Did the Americas originally have wild horses?

The horses we see today and their original ancestors are technically not native to North America. Similar to equine species, that was native to North America, their original ancestors went extinct along with some other ancient mammals during ice age. In 1493 on his second voyage to the Americas, Columbus brought Spanish horses to the Virgin Islands, and, in 1519, they were reintroduced into on the continent, in modern-day Mexico. From there they spread throughout the American Great Plains, either escaping from their owners or by being stolen by thieves.