Wild & Feral Horses

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Mustang Trainer Faces Felony Animal Cruelty Charge

April 20, 2009

The operator of a Nebraska training ranch and sanctuary for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs is free on $20,000 bond after being charged with one count of Class 4 felony animal cruelty in connection with the alleged maltreatment of... Read More

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National Wild Horse Adoption Day Sets Goal of 1,000 Homes

April 06, 2009

Wild horse and humane animal advocacy groups from across the nation are joining forces 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 the first National... Read More

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BLM Declines Wild Horse Refuge Offer

March 04, 2009

Officials with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have declined Madeleine Pickens' proposal to create a refuge for as many as 30,000 wild horses on grounds that the plan is not viable under current federal law.... Read More

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BLM Horses: What's Their Future?

March 01, 2009

What are the problems with managing BLM horses, and what solutions are agencies and advocates presenting?

In October 2008 wild horse protection advocates, scientists, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Deputy Director... Read More

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House Committee Gets New Mustang Bill

February 13, 2009

Wild horses and burros could get more room to roam under a bill introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee on Thursday by Committee Chairman Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), chairman of the... Read More

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Mustang Training Competitions, Adoptions Coming in April

February 10, 2009

The Extreme Mustang Makeover, a competition featuring mustangs, will debut at Lynn Palm's Women LUV Horses event April 3-5 and will return to the Midwest Horse Fair for the second consecutive year April 17-19.

The Midwest Extreme Mustang... Read More

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Weather, Economy Hit Utah Mustang Sale

January 26, 2009

A Bureau of Land Management (BLM) official credited wintry weather and the high costs of horsekeeping for lackluster results at a Jan. 24 Wild Horse and Burro sale in Delta, Utah. Of the 320 Spanish Mustangs offered from Utah's Sulphur Herd... Read More

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UK Microchip Exemption Sought for Semiferal Foals

January 16, 2009

Some equine advocates in the United Kingdom want the government to exempt semi-feral foals from proposed mandatory microchipping regulations until they leave public lands because compliance is too costly for the foals' owners.... Read More

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Australian Brumby Research Could Apply to Laminitis

January 06, 2009

The Australian Brumby Research Unit at the University of Queensland's School of Veterinary Sciences is conducting an array of research projects involving horses in a free-roaming environment.

Australia has more than 500,000 feral horses,... Read More

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BLM Seeks Nominees for Wild Horse Advisory Board

January 05, 2009

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is requesting public nominations to fill three vacancies on the national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. The categories to be filled are: Wildlife Management, Humane Advocacy, and Livestock Management. Th... Read More

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Some Wild Mares to Receive Contraceptives

December 16, 2008

About 70 wild mares from the Cedar Mountain herd in Utah will receive the contraceptive porcine zona pellucida (PZP) as part of a joint effort between the Bureau of Land... Read More

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Horses Starving in British Columbia Owned by Veterinarians

December 13, 2008

Five horses allegedly found starving at a ranch in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, were seized on Friday (Dec. 10), according to a report on Read More

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Breeder Offers to Establish Wild Horse Preserve

November 19, 2008

Wild horses residing in U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding facilities could get help from an influential friend if the agency accepts Madeleine Pickens' offer to establish a lifetime sanctuary for the 30,000 unadoptable horses otherwis... Read More

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Government Delays Decision on Euthanizing Wild Horses

November 18, 2008

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will round up fewer wild horses and try to shuffle funds within the agency to hold off for now on euthanizing large numbers of the animals in an effort to control herds and spiraling costs, an official said... Read More

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Government's Wild Horse Euthanasia Advice Not Unexpected

November 12, 2008

Wild Horse advocate Karen Sussman said she wasn't surprised that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended euthanasia as an option of last resort for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wild horse and burro management... Read More

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Report: Government Must Revise Wild Horse Program

November 11, 2008

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) needs to consider euthanizing wild horses or selling many of them to reduce spiraling costs of keeping them in long-term holding pens, said a government report Monday.

The report by the Government... Read More

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Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont Opens Trails to Equestrians

October 25, 2008

Green Mountain National Forest officials near Manchester, Vt., are opening parts of the forest to horseback riders and mountain bikers.

About 26 miles of the new horse trails--and five bike trails--are in the towns of Woodford,... Read More

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Mustang Competition Leads to Adoptions, Funds

October 06, 2008

As a Johnny Cash tune played over the loudspeakers, horse trainer Gary Main Jr. coaxed Victory through a display of discipline and skill inside the Wyoming State Fair arena.

Hundreds of potential horse buyers looked on as Victory stopped on... Read More

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Equine Rescue Fundraiser Near Chicago

October 05, 2008

Field Of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption in St. Charles is holding a fundraiser on Oct. 25 at Gaslight Manor in Aurora, Ill., followed by live and silent auctions. Tickets are $50 and proceeds benefit the rescue.

More than 300 items hav... Read More

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The Wild Horse Dilemma

October 01, 2008

Thirty-seven years ago Congress passed the Free-Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act with good intentions. When populations had tripled and it became apparent that these animals needed management, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) created... Read More

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Mare With Melanoma: A Teacher to the End

October 01, 2008

Years ago my family became the owners of a beautiful, older Arab mare named Danza Mia. She�s been mentioned in this column several times, including a couple of years ago when we had to make the decision for euthanasia. Based on her necropsy, it... Read More

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Wild Horse Euthanasia Decision Postponed by BLM

August 23, 2008

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) isn't likely to make a decision regarding the use of euthanasia in wild horse herd management until the end of the year, a spokesman said. The euthanasia option decision was originally... Read More

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"Give A Dollar" Wild Horse Global Project Relief Fund

August 09, 2008

Wild horse advocate Karen Mayfield, along with various artists from around the world, in conjunction with Whispering Winds Equine Rescue, are banding together in a global effort to save America's wild horses with the "Give A Dollar Wild Horse... Read More

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Report: Natural Nitrate Levels Caused Wild Horse Deaths

July 22, 2008

Federal officials probing the deaths of 71 wild horses on a military site ruled out high levels of nitrate in a pond, saying such rates occurred naturally.

Testing of a watering hole showed that the nitrate levels came from a combination of... Read More

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American Horse Council Offers 2008 Federal Election Guide

July 13, 2008

The American Horse Council (AHC) has released Getting Involved in the 2008 Elections, a federal election guide for the horse industry.

The guide stemmed from the July program at the AHC's National Issues Forum in Washington, D.C.,... Read More