America’s Wild Horse and Burros Short Term Reprieve from Slaughter

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 [...]

Wild Ponies Swim the Channel

July 28th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

This has been a busy week for the people and ponies of Assateague & Chincoteague Islands, Virginia. This week is the 91st Annual Pony Swim and Auction made famous from the children’s novel “Misty of Chincoteague”. Every year the 200 or so wild horses that reside on Assateague Island are rounded up and swum across the [...]