U.S. Forest Service Roundup Offers Uncertain Future for Older Wild Horses

October 10th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

The first round up in 13 years will begin today, October 10, inside California’s Modoc National Forest. The wild horses of Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory have grown to more than 4000 individuals, well beyond the defined management level of 402 animals. The forest service plans to round up 1000 horses during October and put [...]

WARHorses’ Interview – Milanne Rehor’s Determination to Return the Extinct Abaco Island Horse

August 15th, 2018|Categories: Breeds, Features, Interviews|Tags: , , , , |

Milanne Rehor, 73, has devoted her life’s work toward the return the recently extinct Abaco Island Horse to the island, they once inhabited. As Program Director of Arkwild, Inc., Milanne, Mim, has dedicated the last 26 years to saving the breed. When the last surviving mare, Nunki, died 3 years ago, Mim was by her side. [...]

Hawaii’s Wild Horses Are Dying

July 31st, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

A mysterious illness is killing the wild horses of Waipio Valley, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Struggling horses were first spotted in June. Initially, the horse’s gait becomes abnormal and as their muscles atrophy they are unable to walk at all. To date 11 wild horses have died. The neurological presentation is unique, nothing that [...]

Everybody Loves Raymond the Mule

July 21st, 2018|Categories: Breeds, News|Tags: , , |

Folks familiar with the wild horses of North Carolina’s Outer Banks are over the moon. Raymond, the last mule living among the coastal herds and renowned local celebrity is back! Raymond was struggling last year, having lost all his mares, unable to keep up with them because his feet were badly overgrown. Specialists with the Corolla [...]

She is Determined to Bring These Horses Back from the Dead

April 27th, 2018|Categories: Breeds, Features, Interviews|Tags: , , , , |

WARHorses recently posted about the Abaco Island Horse a breed that became extinct in 2015. We introduced Milanne Rehor, President and Field Director of Arkwild, Inc., who has dedicated the last 26 years to saving the last few horses. When the last horse, Nunki, died, Milanne (Mim) was by her side. It might seem [...]

WARHorses Guide to Adopting a Wild Horse or Burro

March 26th, 2018|Categories: Features, Management|Tags: , , , |

The US government has approved a $1.3 trillion spending bill that will allow the government operational funds through September. The budget was approved sans a particular proposal that had America’s horse lovers up in arms.  The proposed bill would have allowed the culling the tens of thousands of mustangs and burros held in government funded corrals [...]

Colorado Inmates Helping Mustangs & Themselves

January 8th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Since 1986, the Colorado Correctional Industries has partnered with the Bureau of Land Management to train gathered wild mustangs and offer them for adoption to qualified applicants. Since, the Wild Horse Inmate Program (WHIP) has trained more than 5,000 mustangs, many adopted to individuals but also to youth riding organizations, handicap and therapeutic [...]

Missouri’s Wild Horses Have a People Problem

December 5th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: |

Visitors entering state or national parks are warned to stay away from the wild animals – don’t pet them, don’t feed them and keep a safe distance. Seemingly obvious advice if one might chance encounter a bear or mountain lion but the danger is much less apparent when the park’s wild residents are horses. Echo Bluff [...]

Wild Horses Win in Court

August 15th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ordered the U.S. Forest Service to restore 23,000 acres for wild horse preservation in California. The land connected two existing protected horse territories creating a large area, approximately 246,000 acres, the Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory in the Modoc National Forest. At issue, the [...]

Too Much of a Good Thing

January 19th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Vieques is a small island off the coast of Puerto Rico, part of the Spanish Virgin Islands. Its culture retains influences from 400 years of Spanish occupation. Two thirds of the island was purchased/seized by the United States Navy during World War 11 as a possible refuge for the British fleet in case Britain fell to [...]