Wild & Feral Horses

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Poll Recap: Equine Welfare Issues

May 19, 2015

Of the 1,238 respondents, 517 (42%) said they are most concerned about "unwanted" horses. ... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comment on Water Canyon Pilot Program

May 18, 2015

The BLM is looking for input on an environmental assessment for a wild horse growth suppression pilot program.... Read More

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Caring for Horses in the Navajo Nation

May 13, 2015

Navajo officials hope to reduce the surplus feral tribal horse population with roundups and veterinary management.... Read More

Przewalski's horses in the Mongolian Gobi desert.

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Researchers Improve Equine Tail Hair Analysis

May 07, 2015

A common method for learning more about an animal's ecology and behavior is to analyze his hair's chemical composition.... Read More

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BLM to Dart Utah Mares With PZP

May 07, 2015

The BLM will vaccinate mares in the Onaqui Mountain Herd Management Area with a contraceptive to slow population growth.... Read More

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BLM Extends Deadline for New Off-Range Pasture Bids

May 07, 2015

The BLM extended to June 2 the deadline for proposals for off-range pasture facilities to care for gathered wild horses.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comment on Pryor Mountain Environmental Assessment

May 06, 2015

Input is sought on a preliminary environmental assessment for a horse gather on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range.... Read More

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Hearing on BLM Helicopter, Motorized Vehicle Use Scheduled

April 25, 2015

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming's hearing will take place on May 5 at 5:30 p.m. ... Read More

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BLM to Offer Wild Horses, Burros at Extreme Mustang Makeover

April 20, 2015

The Extreme Mustang Makeover will take place April 24-25 in Queen Creek, Arizona.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Input on Proposed 2015 Pryor Mountain Horse Gather

April 17, 2015

The gather would result in the removal of about 30 young horses from the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range.... Read More

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Fertility Control Study in National Park Service Mares

April 16, 2015

The National Park Service is studying the use of fertility control vaccines to control feral horse populations.... Read More

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BLM Selects Three for Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board

April 15, 2015

June Sewing, Jennifer Sall, and Julie M. Weikel, DVM, will each serve a three-year term on the advisory board.... Read More

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BLM Colorado Seeks Comment on Proposed Wild Horse Gather

April 07, 2015

The BLM is seeking public comments on a proposal to gather excess wild horses in northwest Colorado.... Read More

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Managing Feral Horses on National Park Service Lands

April 02, 2015

Horses and ponies currently reside several National Park Service units. Here's how the service cares for these animals.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Adopting a Wild Horse

March 31, 2015

Of the 620 poll respondents, 266 (43%) said they would like to adopt a wild horse, but have not yet. ... Read More

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Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board to Meet April 22-23

March 28, 2015

The board will discuss issues relating to the management of wild horses and burros on Western public rangelands.... Read More

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Stray Mexican Donkey Tests Positive for Glanders

March 27, 2015

The stray donkey tested positive after being apprehended and quarantined at a USDA holding pen in Texas.... Read More

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Plan to Manage Nevada's Virginia Range Herd Finalized

March 26, 2015

Return to Freedom will manage more than 1,500 horses residing on the Virginia Range in western Nevada.... Read More

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New Law Should Protect Kentucky Horses, Local Communities

March 23, 2015

The legislation reduces the hold period for stray horses from 90 days to 15.... Read More

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BLM Issues Pryor Mountain Range Fertility Control Decision

March 23, 2015

The decision will allow for the continued use of fertility control on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range.... Read More

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Study: Zebra Stripes Could Confuse Predators

March 22, 2015

Researchers said zebras' stripes seem to confuse lions and other predators by creating distracting visual illusions.... Read More

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Kentucky Legislators Pass Estray Animal Bill

March 17, 2015

The bill will reduce the number of days counties must keep estray animals, including horses, in their custody.... Read More

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BLM to Hold Public Scoping Meetings About Wild Burros

March 15, 2015

The meetings will focus on wild burro management in Arizona's Black Mountain Herd Management Area. ... Read More

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Court Sides With Wild Horse Advocates

March 13, 2015

A Nevada judge has dismissed a lawsuit asking the BLM to remove horses from rangelands to protect the ecologic balance.... Read More

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National Park, Badlands Horse Registry Strike Agreement

March 13, 2015

Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the Badlands Horse Registry will work to place wild horses in approved homes. ... Read More