Wild & Feral Horses


Internet Adoption Of Wild Horses and Burros

June 01, 2001

The U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management will be holding an on-line Wild Horse and Burro Internet adoption June 28-July 19. Your family can adopt a horse or burro with just a click of your computer's mouse. There will be 44... Read More


Wild Herd Dispersed

January 01, 2001

Controversy arose when feral horses from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota were culled for open auction (as opposed to BLM-type adoptions) in October 2000. The problem was that mares and stallions culled from the herd for auction... Read More


Online Mustang Adoption a Success

January 01, 2001

Thirty-five mustangs recently were adopted via cyberspace in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sixth Internet auction. More than 288 e-mail applications flooded into BLM computer in-boxes during the three- week... Read More


Wildfires Spark Wild Horse Adoption

September 01, 2000

Severe drought conditions and recent wildfires throughout the western United States have destroyed thousands of acres of habitat for America's wild horses and burros (WH&B), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is conducting emergency... Read More


Looking for a 'Wild' Summer Project? Why Not Adopt a Horse or Burro?

May 01, 2000

The U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has got a 'wild' summer idea for you. Approximately 100 wild horses and burros will be available for adoption at The Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Facility at Cross Plains,... Read More


Wild Horses Available With A Few Clicks

April 01, 2000

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a Wild Horse Adoption live on the Internet starting April 12, 2000. The upcoming adoption will offer 9 saddle broke horses from Wyoming, 20 halter broke horses from... Read More


Millennium Mustang Adoption -- A Success in Cyberspace

February 01, 2000

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) started the new millennium off in a big way—adopting 35 mustangs through cyberspace. Over 288 applications flooded into BLM computer e-mail in-boxes during the three week... Read More


First National Wild Horse Satellite Adoption

August 13, 1999

Eighty-seven wild horses from Nevada will find new homes in 19 states after a lively competitive bidding session via satellite on August 6.

“Response to the first nationally televised... Read More


Wild Horse And Burro Center to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

August 13, 1999

The only year-round wild horse and burro adoption center east of the Mississippi will celebrate 20 years of operation by offering hundreds of wild horses for adoption to qualified equine enthusiasts on Sept. 10 and 11, 1999.... Read More


Wild Horse And Burro Office Opens In Tennessee

May 14, 1999

The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States Office is opening a Wild Horse and Burro Office in Lebanon, Tennessee, southeast of the Eastern Wild Horse and Burro Contract Adoption Facility in Cros... Read More


False EIA-Positive Mustang Foals Go Up For Adoption

April 02, 1999

Twelve Mustang foals will be among horses offered for adoption at a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) adoption in Stillwater, Okla., April 10. Ten gentled and halter-trained geldings, 12 untrained mares, and four gentled jack... Read More


Update: Clean Bill Of Health For EIA-Positive Mustang Foals

February 26, 1999

Eleven Mustang foals taken to Oklahoma State University last summer when they tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) now have tested negative. A temporary restraining order filed by the International Society for... Read More


Three Charged In The Slaughter Of 34 Wild Horses

January 15, 1999

A construction worker and two Marines have been accused of the wild horse killings in Nevada December, 27, 1998, for sport. The shootings, which left 34 horses dead and several wounded, have sparked immense interest by the public and a reward... Read More


Major Public Relations Agency Hired To Develop 5-Year

January 08, 1999

BSMG, the public relations division of Bozell International, the agency that developed the successful "Milk Moustache" campaign, has been hired by the Horse Industry Alliance to develop a 5-year Marketing Plan that has an objective of raising $1... Read More


Wild Horses Shot To Death

December 31, 1998

On Sunday and Monday, December 27 and 28, twenty-five horses were found shot to death in or near Devil's Flat valley, Nevada. An additional six horses were found via a helicopter search on Tuesday, December 29. A total of... Read More


New Agreement Provides More Protection For Wild Horses

November 06, 1998

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have entered into an agreement to help ensure that wild horses under federal care are not slaughtered. "This agreement closes an avenue... Read More


EIA Testing Of Wild Free-Roaming Horses

October 09, 1998

Every year, the majority of new cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA) is found in the same states where EIA has been diagnosed with the highest frequency since testing was initiated in the early 1970s. Thus, an untested... Read More


Rare Caspian Foal Born At Memphis Zoo

September 04, 1998

Hisan, a seven-year-old gray Caspian mare made history at the Memphis Zoo August 15 by giving birth to Xerxes, the first Caspian horse born in a U.S. zoo.

Named after predecessor of King... Read More


Wild Horses EIA Update

July 10, 1998

The week of July 1 saw the completion of the third phase of the gather of BLM horses in the Agency Draw area where all 50 animals tested negative for EIA. Previously, in the East Bonanza Horse Management Area only one horse o... Read More


BLM Proposes New Policy for the Transportation of Wild Horses

July 02, 1998

In an effort to improve health and safety conditions for wild horses, Bureau of Land Management Director Pat Shea recently announced new requirements for large trailers that transport the animals from holding facilities to... Read More


Caspian Horses Debut At Memphis Zoo

June 05, 1998

Ancient history caught up with modern times as the Memphis Zoo welcomed two new members into its Zoo family—Caspian horses.

The Memphis Zoo is the only zoo in the United States to exhibit these small horses and is one of only six... Read More


Genetic Marker Analysis Of Feral Horses

April 09, 1998

Since the passage of the Wild and Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act in 1971, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been charged with managing wild horse populations on public lands. The management policy must often obtain a... Read More


Green Selected As A Distinguished Practitioner

March 20, 1998

Eleanor Green, DVM, professor and chair of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Large Animal Sciences, and a member of The Horse's Editorial Advisory Board, has been selected as a distinguished... Read More


Trainer Suspended In Sponging Case

January 30, 1998

The New Mexico Racing Commission has suspended trainer Joe Meyers for five years after he was accused of stuffing a sponge into a horse's nostrils. In action that effectively extends the penalty to a lifetime ban, the... Read More