Wild & Feral Horses


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