Wild & Feral Horses


BLM Board Member Describes Wild Horse, Burro Management (AAEP 2012)

February 03, 2013

One veterinarian provides insight on BLM wild horse and burro project and the challenges it faces.... Read More


BLM to Begin Swasey Wild Horse Gather in Utah

February 02, 2013

The BLM plans to gather an estimated 262 wild horses, some of which will be re-released after the roundup.... Read More


New BLM Policies Address Mustang Welfare, Roundup Transparency

February 01, 2013

The BLM says the new policy directives were developed in response to public concern about animal welfare.... Read More


BLM Offers Reward in Burro Poaching Incident

February 01, 2013

The perpetrators unlawfully killed a burro, harvested the meat, and left the carcass in the desert. ... Read More


BLM Wraps Up Contested Wild Horse Gather

January 22, 2013

The gather was suspended Jan. 5 due to the filing of a temporary restraining order, which was lifted Jan. 11. ... Read More


Welfare of Wild Horses during Training Studied

January 13, 2013

While the program proved stressful, physical parameters appeared within normal limits of horses in training.... Read More


Judge Allows Nevada Mustang Gather to Resume

January 11, 2013

The BLM is allowed to resume the roundup, provided horses are gathered in a humane way. ... Read More


Report on Proposed Nevada Wild Horse Ecosanctuary Released

January 09, 2013

The scoping report summarizes issues raised and comments received during the initial public scoping period.... Read More


Court Order Halts BLM Mustang Gather

January 07, 2013

A federal court judge has ordered the BLM to stop gathering mustangs from the Owyhee Herd Management Area.... Read More

BLM horses in round-up


BLM Stiffens Mustang Purchase Rules

January 07, 2013

The new rules restrict purchases of more than four animals in a six-month period unless approved by the BLM.... Read More


BLM Resumes Owyhee Complex Wild Horse Gather

January 05, 2013

The BLM plans to gather about 186 wild horses during this portion of the gather. ... Read More


Partnership Will Improve Water for Wyoming Wild Horses, Wildlife

December 27, 2012

Members of the partnership are working to improve water sources for wild horses in the McCullough Peaks HMA.... Read More


Part of BLM's Owyhee Complex Wild Horse Gather Complete

December 21, 2012

After a holiday break, the gather will resume in early January 2013.... Read More


BLM Seeks Public Input on Managing Wild Horses during Drought

December 20, 2012

The BLM is seeking input on an environmental assessment for management of wild horses during drought.... Read More


Toxic Weeds Likely Behind the Deaths of 19 BLM Horses

December 17, 2012

Preliminary results from Colorado State University suggests ingestion of the plant caused the horses' deaths.... Read More


BLM to Gather Wild Horses from the Diamond Complex

December 16, 2012

Due to severe drought conditions, forage and water is very limited for the existing overpopulation of horses.... Read More


Increased Scrutiny for BLM Mustang Sales

December 13, 2012

The changes respond to reports that an individual purchased numerous mustangs, then sold them for slaughter.... Read More


BLM Updates 2012 Fall/Winter Wild Horse Gather Schedule

December 11, 2012

Changes reflect a reprioritizing of gathers based on drought and diminishing food and water for horses.... Read More


BLM Still Investigating Colorado Wild Horse Deaths

December 10, 2012

Six animals have been necropsied, but so far the general results of those examinations have been inconclusive.... Read More


BLM Colorado Investigating Wild Horse Deaths

December 06, 2012

The BLM is investigating the deaths of 19 wild horses at its Canon City Wild Horse Inmate Program facility.... Read More


BLM Wild Horse Advisory Board to Meet Oct. 29-30, 2012

October 04, 2012

The board will discuss issues relating to the management, protection, and control of wild horses and burros.... Read More


BLM Announces 2012 Fall/Winter Wild Horse Gather Schedule

October 01, 2012

Along with removals, the gathers will be used to apply fertility-control vaccines starting in November.... Read More


BLM to Gather Wild Horse due to Severe Drought

September 26, 2012

Minimal forage growth and reduced water availability due to severe drought conditions necessitate the gather.... Read More


BLM Seeks Comment on Proposed Non-Helicopter Horse Gather

September 10, 2012

The BLM seeks comment on a proposed non-helicopter gather and removal of wild horses at three Nevada HMAs.... Read More


Federal Plan Will Remove Horses from Nevada Wildlife Refuge

September 07, 2012

Wild horses and burros will be removed from their ranges in Nevada under a U.S. Fish and Wildlife plan.... Read More