Wild & Feral Horses


Lawsuit to Halt Nevada BLM Horse Gather Filed

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


Name an Assateague Island Wild Foal

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


BLM Plan Would Relocate Wild Horses

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


Mares' Social Bonds Might Enhance Reproductive Success

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


Arrest Made in BLM Horse Shootings

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


Mustangs Find New Homes on National Adoption Day

September 28, 2009

More than 400 mustangs found adoptive homes this weekend during a series of National Wild Horse Adoption Day events sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and wild... Read More


National Wild Horse Adoption Event Today

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


Rutgers' Young Horse Program Adds Mustangs to the Mix

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


National Wild Horse Adoption Day Aims for 1,000 Homes

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


Pryor Mustang Gather Complete, Some Horses Returned to Range

September 10, 2009

The majority of horses from the Pryor Mountain herd are back on the range now that their controversial gather is complete.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) began removing the... Read More


Judge Allows Controversial Mustang Gather

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


Mustang Training Competition Offers $300K in Prize Money

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


Wild Horse Shootings: Crime Stoppers Video Prompts Tips

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


Colorado Wild Horse Gather Halted By Judge

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


Chincoteague Pony Auction Raises Funds for Herd Health

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


Wild Horse Management Bill Draws Varied Reactions

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.

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House Passes Mustang Management Bill

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


Wild Horse Interaction Discouraged by Ordinance Amendment

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


Guilty Plea in Oklahoma Starved Mustang Cruelty Case

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


Chincoteague Ponies Receive Donated Vaccines, Dewormers

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


Horses Shot at BLM Corral, Investigation in Progress

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


Arraignment Set in Mustang Cruelty Case

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


National Wild Horse Adoption Day Launches Web Site

May 26, 2009

The National Wild Horse Adoption Day Web site is now live. Located at nationalwildhorseadoptionday.org or Read More


New Charges Against Nebraska Mustang Ranch Operator

May 21, 2009

The operator of a Nebraska training ranch and sanctuary for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs and burros now faces more than 140 counts of felony animal cruelty in connection with the alleged maltreatment of animals seized from his... Read More


BLM Seeks Bids for New Pasture Facilities

May 12, 2009

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is soliciting bids for new long-term pasture facilities located in the continental United States.

One solicitation is for pasture facilities to hold 200 to 1,000 wild horses; the other is for facilities... Read More