Wild & Feral Horses


Federal Grazing Fees Remain Static For 2008

February 10, 2008

The fee for grazing livestock on federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service will be the same as last year, $1.35 per animal unit month.

The two agencies announced the fee Feb. 8. An animal unit month is... Read More


North Carolina Programs Aim to Avert Hay Crisis

February 06, 2008

A state program to bring hay bales from as far away to Canada to North Carolina is helping cattle and horse farmers during the prolonged drought, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said Tuesday.

"We may be rounding the curve as far as a... Read More


Horse Euthanatized After Fair Grounds Fall

January 27, 2008

A jockey was thrown from his horse and injured in the 10th race Saturday at the Fair Grounds. The horse was euthanatized because of an injury to its right front leg, according to a news release from the race track.

It said John Jacinto, 31,... Read More


Horses Seized from Another Colorado Rescue

January 23, 2008

Operators of another Colorado horse rescue have been accused of animal cruelty, less than a month after a similar case occurred in the state. Now, one rescue industry operator in that state says the two seizures illustrate the plight of... Read More


BLM Planning to Thin Nevada Wild Horse Herds

December 10, 2007

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced plans to gather and remove nearly 1,000 wild horses from public land in northeastern Nevada, citing insufficient forage caused by drought conditions.

Plans call for the removal of about... Read More


Georgia Woman Offers Reward after Horse Shot to Death

December 05, 2007

A Buford, Ga., woman is offering a $500 reward for information in the shooting death of her 8-year-old Quarter horse.

Mary Lynn Whiten lives on five acres about a mile from the Mall of Georgia. She says she heard at least one gunshot and dogs... Read More


BLM Gathers 850 Horses from Wyoming Land

November 28, 2007

The Bureau of Land Managed gathered about 850 wild horses this month in southwest Wyoming. The agency had wanted to delay the roundups until next year but proceeded after the state protested.

The roundups from the adjacent Little Colorado... Read More


Colorado State to Create Chair in Equine Orthopedics

November 19, 2007

Colorado State University has announced a $3 million gift to establish a university chair in equine orthopedics in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The gift is from Abigail K. Kawananakoa of Hawaii; the chair is the... Read More


BLM Corrals Reopen after Salmonella Outbreak

November 14, 2007

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has reopened its wild horse center in Palomino Valley, Nev., seven weeks after it was shutdown because of a salmonella outbreak.

The outbreak occurred after 983 horses from the Jackson Mountains were... Read More


Nevada Wild Horse Center to Reopen Nov. 13

November 09, 2007

The Bureau of Land Management will reopen its National Wild Horse and Burro center north of Reno, Nev., on Nov. 13, the agency said Thursday.

The center in Palomino Valley was voluntarily closed to the public on Sept. 26 as a precaution... Read More


BLM to Offer More than 100 Kiger Mustangs for Sale

November 05, 2007

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said it will offer over 100 wild Kiger mustangs for adoption at auction this month.

"With the animals being gathered from the range only every three or four years, this adoption is highly anticipated and... Read More


Vermont Woman Wants Horse as Service Animal

October 20, 2007

The Central Vermont Community Land Trust usually has no objection to a service animal like a seeing-eye dog moving into its apartments. But Patty Cooper's service animal is a horse of a different color: a black and white miniature horse, to be... Read More


BLM Horses Improving After Salmonella Outbreak

October 12, 2007

 Wild horses at the Nevada Bureau of Land Management's Palomino Valley Center are improving after 156 died or were euthanatized due to a range of illnesses, including an outbreak of salmonella that prompted BLM officials to Read More


Equine Influenza: Pony Clubs to Stop Events Until 2008

September 27, 2007

SOUTH Australian pony clubs have moved to cancel all events until the end of the year to help ensure the state stays free of equine influenza.

The Pony Club Association, which includes 62 local clubs and about 1600 riding members, said the... Read More


Nevada Senator Urges Probe in Wild Horse Deaths

August 26, 2007

Nevada Sen. Harry Reid is calling on U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to conduct a "full and thorough investigation" into the nitrate contamination deaths of 71 wild horses in July at the Tonopah Test Range.

"There are strong... Read More


Wild Horse Herd Wins Reprieve

August 18, 2007

Hundreds of wild horses and burros slated for roundup at a national wildlife refuge along the Nevada-Oregon line will continue to roam free, at least for now, to the relief of wild horse advocates and dismay of some other environmentalists and... Read More


Officials Investigating Horse Deaths Near Dry Lake in Central Nevada

July 26, 2007

According to an Associated Press article on ksby.com, federal officials have launched an investigation into the deaths of 55 wild horses and an antelope found close to a watering hole on a Central... Read More


Foal Control: Herd Managers Tackle Corolla Horse Population

June 09, 2007

Corolla wild horse herd manager Steve Rogers crept to within 10 feet of a black mare grazing in a wax myrtle thicket.

A stallion stood nearby pawing the ground, agitated over the intruder.

Using an air-powered pistol, Rogers fire... Read More


Agreement Will Permit 'Ruffian' Movie to Air

June 07, 2007

An agreement has been reached between Frank Whiteley and Jacinto Vasquez, the respective trainer and jockey of the top racemare Ruffian; the Walt Disney Company ABC; ESPN; and a movie production company over a movie about the filly.

A statemen... Read More


Endangered Marsh Tacky Horses DNA Tested for Conservation

May 23, 2007

The Carolina Marsh Tacky herd can trace its heritage back to the Civil War.... Read More


USEF, Platinum Performance Announce Partnership

April 22, 2007

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has formed a multi-year partnership with Platinum Performance, Inc., a California manufacturer of nutritional products for horses, companion animals, and humans. Platinum Performance will be the... Read More


University of Illinois Offering Veterinary Medicine Open House

March 11, 2007

Do you want to learn the different ways veterinarians keep animals and people healthy? Then come to the 44th annual Open House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 31, at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, 2001 S.... Read More


Police Hold Funeral For Horses Killed in Traffic Accident

February 15, 2007

Police officers in Columbia, S.C., honored two members of their equine brigade yesterday (Feb. 14), The Herald reported. Police horses Shiloh and Beorn died last... Read More


SmartPak Serves 100 Millionth Supplement

February 08, 2007

SmartPak Equine has announced that they have served their 100 millionth supplement in customized daily-dose SmartPaks.

In celebration of this milestone, SmartPak is awarding a free year's supply of supplements in SmartPaks to the... Read More


Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Offered in Columbus, Ohio

February 07, 2007

The Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) will offer approximately 80 horses and possibly a few burros for adoption at the Cooper Arena at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio.

"There will be some exceptional horses from the... Read More