Wild & Feral Horses


Nevada Mustang Status Bill Fails

May 24, 2011

A Nevada bill that would have stripped Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wild horses and burros of their ... Read More


BLM Extends Eco-Sanctuary Proposal Deadlines

May 13, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced May 12 that it has extended the deadlines for private-sector wild horse and burro sanctuary development proposal submissions. In March the BLM issued a pair of solicitations seeking proposals from private... Read More


Nevada Bill Could Threaten Wild Horse Water Access

May 11, 2011

The would strip Bureau of Land Management wild horses and burros of their wildlife status in that state.... Read More


BLM Offers Tour of Okla. Long-Term Holding Facilities

May 01, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hosting an all-day public tour of two wild horse long-term holding pastures in Hominy, Okla., about an hour from Tulsa. The tour, which will take place on June 4, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., will give the ... Read More


Wild Horse Lawsuit to Go Forward

April 22, 2011

A federal judge sided with wild horse advocates April 19 when he declined to dismiss their lawsuit claiming that a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) round up of approximately 2,000 animals from the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area near Susanville, ... Read More


BLM Review Team Releases Harriman Facility Review

April 22, 2011

About 200 horses currently residing at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Salt Lake Regional Wild Horse and Burro Center in Herriman, Utah, will be relocated according to recommendations made by a team of inspectors who visited the site earlier this... Read More


BLM, Veterinarians Review Utah Facility Conditions

April 19, 2011

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) personnel, the Utah State Veterinarian, and a veterinarian from the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have reviewed conditions at a wild horse holding facility in Utah after a Colorado-based ... Read More


Wild Horse Advocates Allege Poor Conditions at BLM Holding Facility

April 13, 2011

A report recently released by the Cloud Foundation, a Colorado-based wild horse advocacy group, alleges that the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Salt Lake Regional Wild Horse and Burro Center holding facility in Herriman, Utah, is housing mustangs ... Read More


Oregon Horse Shooting Probe Expands

April 12, 2011

The probe into the shooting deaths of wild horses at the Ochoco National Forest near Prineville, Ore., expanded last week when a Crook County Sheriff's Department deputy discovered another horse that had apparently been shot and killed.
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Proposed Bill Would Expand Corolla Wild Horse Herd

April 09, 2011

The Corolla wild horse herd might grow larger with the passing of a bill currently under consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives' committee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs. Currently 108 horses in the North Carolina ... Read More


British Equine Charities Help Welsh Inspectors with Feral Ponies

April 07, 2011

British equine charities trained Welsh authorities recently on how to handle Wales' feral ponies and keep them healthy. The trading standards and environmental health inspectors were given hands-on training in how to round up feral ponies and load ... Read More


Mustangs Teach RU Students About Nutrition, Behavior

April 02, 2011

What do wild mustangs have to teach people? If you ask the students enrolled in Rutgers University's (RU) Young Horse Teaching and Research Program (YHTRP), the answer will likely be, "plenty." For the past two years, the YHTRP, headed by Sarah L. ... Read More


BLM Calls for More Sanctuary Partners

March 29, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking new proposals from private-sector individuals and organizations interested in developing eco-sanctuaries for wild horses and burros on combined private and public lands located within herd management ... Read More


Nevada Resolution Opposes Mustang Sanctuary Development

March 24, 2011

A resolution opposing the development of wild horse sanctuaries in Nevada took a step forward earlier this month when it was passed that state's Senate Natural Resources Committee. The committee passage took place shortly after the Bureau of Land ... Read More


BLM Begins Multiyear Wild Horse Fertility Study

March 21, 2011

More than 100 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustang mares residing at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center's holding facility in Carson City will be treated with a longer-lasting version of the immuno-contraceptive agent porcine zona pellucida ... Read More


Oregon Authorities Probe Wild Horse Shootings

March 18, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in Oregon are seeking whoever is responsible for the shooting deaths of three wild horses, including a pregnant mare, at the Ochoco National Forest near Prineville. The animals were among a herd of about 60 wild horses in ... Read More


BLM Seeks Private Sector Partners for Eco-Sanctuary Development

March 16, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking proposals from private-sector individuals and organizations interested in developing sanctuaries for wild mustangs and burros currently residing in agency managed long-term holding facilities.... Read More


BLM to Webcast Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting

March 09, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that the March 10-11 Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meeting in Phoenix, Ariz., will be accessible as a webcast on the Internet for anyone interested in observing the meeting but unable to attend... Read More


BLM to Reduce Mustang Removals, Increase Contraceptive Use

February 25, 2011

Fewer Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs will be removed from the range and more mustang mares will receive anti-fertility treatment under a new management strategy plan announced by agency director Bob Abbey on Feb. 24. Under the plan, the BLM... Read More


BLM Funding Faces Potential Cut

February 18, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) would lose $2 million in funding if an amendment introduced and sponsored by U.S. Representative Dan Burton (Ind.) earlier this week is approved. Burton presented the funding cut as an amendment to an omnibus ... Read More


Reward Offered for Information about Mustang Shooting

February 14, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for shooting a wild horse in Nevada. On Feb. 9 an on-site veterinarian conducting health assessments ... Read More


BLM Declines Wild Horse Sanctuary Proposal, Requests More Info

January 25, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has rejected Madeleine Pickens' plan to create a Wild Horse sanctuary in Nevada according to a written statement from BLM Director Bob Abbey. The wife of Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens first offered to establish the... Read More


Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Pryor Mustang Herd Case

December 27, 2010

A federal court judge sided with wild horse advocates earlier this month when he declined to dismiss their lawsuit opposing a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) plan to construct a fence at the Custer National Forest, which spans from South Dakota to Montana... Read More


DOI Audit: Mustang Gathers Necessary

December 17, 2010

Roundups are necessary for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to control population growth among wild horse herds, according to a report by the Department of the Interior's Office of the Inspector General (OIG). In the report issued on Dec. 13 the ... Read More


New Mexico Wild Horse Sanctuary Plan Stalled

December 16, 2010

A plan to develop the country's first state-owned wild horse sanctuary was stalled yesterday when New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson announced that revenue set aside to develop the sanctuary would instead be used to offset cuts in state services and... Read More