Wild & Feral Horses


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


UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team Rides to the Rescue

February 04, 2007

John Madigan, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, director of the UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team, is a specialist in equine neonatology who has ventured beyond his field into the arena of disaster medicine and large animal rescue work. As a... Read More


Ain't Life Funny?

February 01, 2007

Isn't horse ownership fun (said firmly with tongue in cheek)? Actually, it is. But it's the other moments of owning horses that make our non-horsey friends and family wonder if we're crazy; sometimes we wonder, too! Life's little coincidence... Read More


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