Wild & Feral Horses


Pfizer Closing Michigan Research and Development Facilities

January 22, 2007

Pfizer Inc. said Monday that it will close its research and development facilities in Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo, Mich., affecting thousands of jobs.

But the drugmaker said it would continue to maintain manufacturing and animal-health... Read More


Officials Checking Into Allegations of Wild Horse Mistreatment

January 19, 2007

State and federal officials are looking into allegations that wild horses taken from public range are being mistreated on a private Albany County, Wyo., ranch.

Marty Griffith, Bureau of Land Management deputy director in Wyoming, said... Read More


U.K. Donkey Sanctuary Reaches Rescue Milestone

January 18, 2007

The Donkey Sanctuary, a rescue organization based in Devon, U.K., will be welcoming their 12,000th donkey today (Jan. 18), the BBC reported.

"It is sad... Read More


Alberta Wild Horse Shootings Prompt Reward for Information

January 17, 2007

Three wild horses that died of gunshot wounds were found on public land near Sundre, Alberta, on New Year's Day. The discovery has prompted an area wild horse advocacy group to offer a reward for information on the perpetrator. The three equine... Read More


Study Examines Connection Between Horse Heart Rates and Human Emotions

January 14, 2007

A horse's heart rhythms reflect their emotional state and can respond to the emotional state of a nearby human, according to a pilot study conducted by Alliant International University Professor Ellen Gehrke and the Institute of HeartMath.... Read More


Corolla Wild Horse Fund Members Concerned About Va. Mustangs

January 13, 2007

Keepers of the wild horse herd in Corolla, N.C., are worried about a Spanish mustang fund proposed in Virginia and the competition it could create.

Legislation submitted this week in Richmond would establish a fund to pay for... Read More


Appaloosa Horse Club Votes to Oppose Horse Slaughter Prevention Act

January 05, 2007

The following is a statement released by the Appaloosa Horse Club:

The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) Board of Directors voted Dec. 5th, 2006, to oppose passage of Senate Bill 1915 (H.R. 503), the American Horse Slaughter Preventio... Read More


Wild Horse And Burro Round-Up To Proceed

January 01, 2007

America's Wild Horse Advocates try to halt the BLM's herd management program

A Las Vegas federal judge has refused to stop the U.S. Bureau of Land Management from rounding up wild horses and burros Tuesday in the Spring Mountains... Read More


El Rito Ranger District Plans Wild Horse Adoption

December 07, 2006

Wild horses rounded up on the Carson National Forest northeast of El Rito in Taos, N.M., are available for adoption.

A contractor has captured 31 horses on the Jarita Mesa in an effort to reduce the population in the area.

Carson... Read More


Adoptions in Store for Corolla Horses After Bumper Crop of Foals Arrives

December 04, 2006

More than two dozen foals were born this year to the wild horses of Corolla, N.C., pushing the herd above its designated limits and meaning more of the animals will be available for adoption.

With about 30 foals, the herd stands at 108... Read More


12 Charged with Racing Corruption Offenses

November 25, 2006

Four jockeys, a trainer, a former owner and six others were charged with various corruption offenses yesterday by British horse racing's governing body.

The allegations center on 40 race... Read More


Missing Selle Francais Stallion Found Deceased

October 26, 2006

A Selle Francais stallion reported missing from Cherokee County, Ga., last month had fallen in a well on the property where he lived. Venus Du Vey's owner, Anne DuPard, has thanked the horse community for its support and a fund has been set up i... Read More


Traveling with Your Horse: Tips for Before, During and After the Trip

October 06, 2006

The following is a summary of Dr. Gray's presentation on keeping travel safe and healthy for your horse, part of the SmartPak GetSmart series.

Your best chance of having a happy, healthy horse when you arrive at your destination is t... Read More


14 Wild Horses Find Homes through BLM Auction

October 05, 2006

Fourteen wild horses from the Pryor Mountain National Wild Horse Range were adopted in September, the Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday (Oct. 4).

The highest bid was $1,500 for a red roan yearling filly, said Sandy Brooks, Billings... Read More


Hall of Famer Precisionist Euthanatized

September 27, 2006

Precisionist, a champion, Breeders' Cup winner, and member of racing's Hall of Fame, was euthanatized Sept. 27 at Old Friends near Georgetown, Ky., less than four months after arriving at the facility. The 25-year-old horse was suffering from an... Read More


BLM Rounds Up Wild Horses from Fire-Ravaged Nevada Range

September 27, 2006

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has rounded up more than 500 wild horses from northeastern Nevada rangeland devastated by wildfires, the agency said Tuesday.

Nearly 1 million acres mainly in Elko County burned this year from a series of... Read More


BLM Seeks Two New Holding Pastures

September 23, 2006

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) needs two new pasture holding facilities west of the Mississippi River. This additional space will be for horses housed in long-term, all of which are located currently in Kansas and Oklahoma.

"We are... Read More


2007 AHP Student Award Contest Guidelines Available Online

September 14, 2006

If you are a high school senior or an undergraduate college student during the 2006-2007 undergraduate college year, with at least one semester before graduation, you have a chance to win a cash award of $1,000 plus an all-expense paid trip... Read More


Equine VS Case Confirmed in Wyoming

August 17, 2006

The Wyoming State Veterinary Lab has verified that the country's first case of vesicular stomatitis (VS) for 2006 has been confirmed in a Natrona County horse. The following was released by USDA's Animal Plant and Health Inspection... Read More


Care for Adopted Wild Horses and Burros

July 01, 2006

Wild horses and burros adapt well to changes in their natural environments. The same holds true for their transition to domestic life. With a few preventive measures, they should have few health problems and won't need veterinary care beyond that... Read More


Freedom Contained

July 01, 2006

Romantic images swirl through the mind when one considers America's wild horses. For some the image might be that of a beautiful wild stallion racing across the prairie, mane and tail flying in the wind as he celebrates his freedom. For others, the... Read More


Strangles Outbreak Spreading Among New Forest Ponies

June 02, 2006

An outbreak of strangles among the wild New Forest ponies is spreading, according to an article in The Salisbury Journal, a United Kingdom weekly newspaper. (Read the full Journal article Read More


Awards Presented at American Horse Council Meeting

June 01, 2006

On April 4, the American Horse Council (AHC) presented its Rolapp Award to Rep. Ron Lewis of Kentucky. Lewis serves on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and has been instrumental in passage of horse industry-related bills. For more informatio... Read More


Drought Forces Bureau of Land Management to Limit Births

June 01, 2006

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has proposed the use of a non-hormonal contraceptive--porcine zona pellucida (PZP)--over the next five years to limit equine overpopulation of the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range. BLM officials say the range... Read More


Drought Forces BLM to Limit Births

April 18, 2006

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has proposed the use of a non-hormonal contraceptive, porcine zona pellucida (PZP), over the next five years to limit equine overpopulation of Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range. BLM authorities say the range has... Read More