Wild & Feral Horses
April 20, 2009
The operator of a Nebraska training ranch and sanctuary for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs is free on $20,000 bond after being charged with one count of Class 4 felony animal cruelty in connection with the alleged maltreatment of... Read More
April 06, 2009
Wild horse and humane animal advocacy groups from across the nation are joining forces 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 the first National... Read More
March 04, 2009
Officials with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have declined Madeleine Pickens' proposal to create a refuge for as many as 30,000 wild horses on grounds that the plan is not viable under current federal law.... Read More
March 01, 2009
In October 2008 wild horse protection advocates, scientists, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Deputy Director... Read More
February 13, 2009
Wild horses and burros could get more room to roam under a bill introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee on Thursday by Committee Chairman Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), chairman of the... Read More
February 10, 2009
The Extreme Mustang Makeover, a competition featuring mustangs, will debut at Lynn Palm's Women LUV Horses event April 3-5 and will return to the Midwest Horse Fair for the second consecutive year April 17-19.
The Midwest Extreme Mustang... Read More
January 26, 2009
A Bureau of Land Management (BLM) official credited wintry weather and the high costs of horsekeeping for lackluster results at a Jan. 24 Wild Horse and Burro sale in Delta, Utah. Of the 320 Spanish Mustangs offered from Utah's Sulphur Herd... Read More
January 16, 2009
Some equine advocates in the United Kingdom want the government to exempt semi-feral foals from proposed mandatory microchipping regulations until they leave public lands because compliance is too costly for the foals' owners.... Read More
January 06, 2009
The Australian Brumby Research Unit at the University of Queensland's School of Veterinary Sciences is conducting an array of research projects involving horses in a free-roaming environment.
Australia has more than 500,000 feral horses,... Read More
January 05, 2009
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is requesting public nominations to fill three vacancies on the national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. The categories to be filled are: Wildlife Management, Humane Advocacy, and Livestock Management. Th... Read More
December 16, 2008
December 13, 2008
Five horses allegedly found starving at a ranch in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, were seized on Friday (Dec. 10), according to a report on
November 19, 2008
Wild horses residing in U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding facilities could get help from an influential friend if the agency accepts Madeleine Pickens' offer to establish a lifetime sanctuary for the 30,000 unadoptable horses otherwis... Read More
November 18, 2008
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will round up fewer wild horses and try to shuffle funds within the agency to hold off for now on euthanizing large numbers of the animals in an effort to control herds and spiraling costs, an official said... Read More
November 12, 2008
Wild Horse advocate Karen Sussman said she wasn't surprised that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended euthanasia as an option of last resort for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wild horse and burro management... Read More
November 11, 2008
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) needs to consider euthanizing wild horses or selling many of them to reduce spiraling costs of keeping them in long-term holding pens, said a government report Monday.
The report by the Government... Read More
October 25, 2008
Green Mountain National Forest officials near Manchester, Vt., are opening parts of the forest to horseback riders and mountain bikers.
About 26 miles of the new horse trails--and five bike trails--are in the towns of Woodford,... Read More
October 06, 2008
As a Johnny Cash tune played over the loudspeakers, horse trainer Gary Main Jr. coaxed Victory through a display of discipline and skill inside the Wyoming State Fair arena.
Hundreds of potential horse buyers looked on as Victory stopped on... Read More
October 05, 2008
Field Of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption in St. Charles is holding a fundraiser on Oct. 25 at Gaslight Manor in Aurora, Ill., followed by live and silent auctions. Tickets are $50 and proceeds benefit the rescue.
More than 300 items hav... Read More
October 01, 2008
Thirty-seven years ago Congress passed the Free-Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act with good intentions. When populations had tripled and it became apparent that these animals needed management, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) created... Read More
October 01, 2008
Years ago my family became the owners of a beautiful, older Arab mare named Danza Mia. Sheï¿½s been mentioned in this column several times, including a couple of years ago when we had to make the decision for euthanasia. Based on her necropsy, it... Read More
August 23, 2008
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) isn't likely to make a decision regarding the use of euthanasia in wild horse herd management until the end of the year, a spokesman said. The euthanasia option decision was originally... Read More
August 09, 2008
Wild horse advocate Karen Mayfield, along with various artists from around the world, in conjunction with Whispering Winds Equine Rescue, are banding together in a global effort to save America's wild horses with the "Give A Dollar Wild Horse... Read More
July 22, 2008
Federal officials probing the deaths of 71 wild horses on a military site ruled out high levels of nitrate in a pond, saying such rates occurred naturally.
Testing of a watering hole showed that the nitrate levels came from a combination of... Read More
July 13, 2008
The American Horse Council (AHC) has released Getting Involved in the 2008 Elections, a federal election guide for the horse industry.
The guide stemmed from the July program at the AHC's National Issues Forum in Washington, D.C.,... 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?