Wild & Feral Horses
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
September 10, 2009
The majority of horses from the Pryor Mountain herd are back on the range now that their controversial gather is complete.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
May 26, 2009
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
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
May 07, 2009
More than 70 of the allegedly neglected horses and burros found at a Morrill County, Neb., ranch have found new homes through Habitat for Horses, a Texas-based equine protection organization. Placement efforts are continuing for the more than 50... Read More
May 04, 2009
More than 200 BLM mustangs removed last month from a Nebraska training ranch and sanctuary are gaining strength and are now available for adoption to qualified new owners.
April 30, 2009
The co-owner of a Nebraska training ranch from which 211 BLM mustangs and burros were recently removed faces federal charges for the alleged maltreatment of a mustang adopted in her name.
On April 16, the BLM cited Anissa Meduna, co... Read More
April 30, 2009
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hoping cash incentives will boost adoptions of wild horses and burros that would otherwise spend their lives in long-term holding facilities.
Under a pilot program slated to debut at an... Read More
April 29, 2009
A bill prohibiting the euthanasia of healthy Bureau of Land Management (BLM) horses took a step toward becoming law on Wednesday when members of the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee approved the measure by a... Read More
April 27, 2009
The operator of a Nebraska training ranch and sanctuary for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs could face further penalties if the BLM decides to seek its own charges in the case.
Morrill County authorities charged Jason Meduna... Read More
April 22, 2009
The owner of a Nebraska training ranch and sanctuary for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs and burros has surrendered more than 200 animals to two equine rescue agencies.
On Tuesday, Jason Meduna, operator of... Read More
April 20, 2009
The operator of a Nebraska training ranch and sanctuary for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs is facing cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of an undisclosed number of animals.
On Saturday, Morrill County... Read More
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Q. I've just adopted a wild horse and have heard that they often don't need shoes. She is in a quarter-acre dry lot connected to a 10-acre irrigated pasture for turn-out. Do we need to shoe her?