Wild & Feral Horses
December 03, 2009
The Mustang Heritage Foundation has upped the ante, offering a $100,000 guaranteed Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover.
This event will allow trainers to choose their horses and adopt them prior to the competition.... Read More
November 26, 2009
November 25, 2009
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has postponed its planned removal of more than 2,000 wild horses from the Calico Complex Herd Management Area in northwest Nevada pending a review of public comments on the roundup.
Beginning Dec... Read More
November 24, 2009
Animal welfare advocates are asking a federal court to prevent the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from gathering wild mustangs from a Nevada range on grounds that the roundup endangers the animals' lives and violates the Wild Free-Roamin... Read More
November 09, 2009
Naming rights to a wild Assateague Island foal will be auctioned online starting Nov. 8. This is the second auction organized by the Assateague Island Alliance.
The four foals will be placed in the Assateague Island... Read More
October 09, 2009
Thousands of wild horses would be relocated from their traditional Western ranges to preserves in the East and Midwest under a proposed plan unveiled in a letter from Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to congressional leaders on Wednesday.... Read More
October 07, 2009
Mares that form close social bonds with other mares have improved pregnancy, foal birth, and foal survival rates, said a group of researchers studying wild herds in the North Island of New Zealand. The mares' enhanced reproductive... Read More
October 01, 2009
A former Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employee faces multiple charges in connection with the fatal shooting of three horses located in a federal corral in Rock Springs, Wyo., in... Read More
September 28, 2009
September 26, 2009
Wild horse and humane animal advocacy groups from across the nation are joining forces for a single cause: to encourage the American public to consider and act on the adoption of a wild horse or burro. A goal of 1,000 adoptions has been set for... Read More
September 20, 2009
Mustangs are the latest twist in the Young Horse Program at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
Started in 1999 by Associate Professor Sarah Ralston, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACVN, the... Read More
September 16, 2009
People considering adopting a wild horse might find their equine matches at one of 35 events taking place nationwide during National Wild Horse Adoption Day Sept. 26.
Currently about 33,100 mustangs roam federal lands in 10 Western states.... Read More
September 10, 2009
The majority of horses from the Pryor Mountain herd are back on the range now that their controversial gather is complete.
September 03, 2009
The roundup of more than 190 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) horses from the Pryor Mountain herd got under way on Thursday after a U.S. federal judge ruled against a group that tried to prevent the gather.
The roundup was originally... Read More
September 01, 2009
The Extreme Mustang Makeover will offer an estimated $300,000 in prize money as it enters its third year of competition.
"We've been very fortunate in this economy to be able to sell out all of our events with the average adoption of the... Read More
August 21, 2009
A televised re-enactment of wild horse shootings in Alberta has prompted tips from the public on the crimes, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
"We're following up on some tips we've received," said Cpl. Tina Millard of... Read More
August 08, 2009
A federal judge sided with wild horse advocates this week when she ruled the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) could not remove wild horses from the West Douglas Herd Area in northwest Colorado as planned.
The BLM had planned to remove th... Read More
July 30, 2009
This year's Chincoteague Pony swim and auction raised $94,100 for the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department. Approximately 150 ponies were rounded up yesterday for today's annual sale, the proceeds of which are used to help maintain the wild... Read More
July 27, 2009
An equine advocacy organization is criticizing new wild horse and burro management legislation, saying it fails to make efficient use of public land.
July 17, 2009
A bill promoting increased on-range management for wild horses and burros came closer to becoming law today when the U.S. House of Representatives passed it 239-185.
Introduced by Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick Rahall... Read More
July 14, 2009
Intentionally approaching a wild horse in Currituck County, N.C., could get visitors in some serious trouble. On July 6, the Currituck County Board of Commissioners made it illegal to intentionally come anywhere within 50 feet of a wild... Read More
July 10, 2009
A criminal case involving the starvation of two wild horses adopted from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ended with a guilty plea in Rogers County, Okla., the Bureau announced yesterday.
Adopter Shannon J. Smoke of Broken Arrow,... Read More
July 08, 2009
The Chincoteague pony herd is thought to be descended from animals aboard a Spanish ship that wrecked in the 16th century, but today the herd is getting 21st century health care.
Again this year, the herd will receive donated vaccinations... Read More
June 23, 2009
An investigation to determine who fatally shot three horses in a federal corral in Rock Springs, Wyo., earlier this month is under way.
The dead horses were discovered on June 12 when a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employee arrived to... Read More
June 19, 2009
The operator of a Nebraska training ranch and sanctuary for Bureau of Land Management mustangs and burros has waived his right to preliminary hearing and will be arraigned on more than 100 animal cruelty counts in Morrill County District Court o... Read More
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Q. I've just adopted a wild horse and have heard that they often don't need shoes. She is in a quarter-acre dry lot connected to a 10-acre irrigated pasture for turn-out. Do we need to shoe her?