Wild & Feral Horses


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


Ford Raises $200,000 to help Wild Horses

April 12, 2006

More than 26,000 wild horses and burros are currently housed in temporary Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding sites, and the Ford Motor Company is offering $200,000 to eligible rescue groups to reduce that number.

In May 2005, Ford... Read More


Helping Horses and Students

March 01, 2006

For the past six years, the Young Horse Research and Teaching Program has held a yearling sale of horses purchased from pregnant mare urine (PMU) farms through the auspices of the North American Equine Ranching Information Council (NAERIC). On... Read More


AAEP Convention 2005: Horseman's Day Unwanted Horse

February 17, 2006

What is an unwanted horse? An unwanted horse is a horse within the domestic equine population that is deemed by its owner to no longer be useful or needed, said Nat Messer, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, during the Horseman's Day session at the 51st annual... Read More


Five Years Hence...

February 01, 2006

Morris Animal Foundation has set a tremendous goal for 2006--with input from industry leaders they will determine one priority area of equine health where research should be conducted, seek the most gifted researchers to tell them what specific... Read More


Henderson Training Track Quarantined for Herpesvirus

January 06, 2006

The Western Kentucky Training Center south of Henderson, Ky., was placed under quarantine by last night (Jan. 5) following tests that showed two horses in the center's one barn were positive for equine herpesvirus, according to Rusty Ford of the... Read More


Wild Horse Shot in North Carolina Outer Banks

January 06, 2006

Investigators are searching for information pertaining to the shooting death of a pregnant wild horse found Dec. 27, 2005, on the Outer Banks of Currituck County, N.C. A local resident found the 2-year-old mare, who was six to seven months... Read More


Przewalski's Horses Return from Brink of Extinction

December 27, 2005

Scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) recently recommended that the World Conservation Union (IUNC) upgrade the status of the wild Asian Przewalski's (pronounced zeh-val-skee) horses from "extinct" to "endangered" after their... Read More


Alliance Works to Control Wild Horse Fertility

December 16, 2005

A non-hormonal contraceptive, porcine zona pellucida (PZP), has given birth to an alliance between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The two organizations agreed to work together on using thi... Read More


Shoeing Wild Horses

December 01, 2005

I've just adopted a wild horse and have heard that they often don't need shoes. She is in a quarter-acre dry lot connected to a 10-acre irrigated pasture for turn-out. Do we need to shoe her?... Read More


U.S. Department of the Interior Asks for Help with Mustangs and Burros

September 01, 2005

Editor's Note: The U.S. Department of the Interior sent this press release on July 28 requesting help with the increasing populations of mustangs and burros that are exceeding the carrying capacity of government acreage and holding... Read More


Government Agencies and Private Adoption Group Team up for Mustang Event

August 08, 2005

In the second annual event sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management, the USDA Forest Service, and the Central Oregon Wild Horse Coalition (COWHC), nine mustangs gathered from eastern Oregon public lands will be offered for adoption on Sept. 18... Read More


Wild Horse Amendment Passes House

July 01, 2005

Wild horses and burros that are eligible for slaughter had a victory on May 19 when the appropriations bill for the Department of the Interior 2006 budget (H.R. 2361) passed the House of Representatives.

Among hundreds of lines of text... Read More


Wild Horses Slaughtered at Cavel

April 22, 2005

According to an April 21 AP newswire story, six wild mustangs that were sold to a private owner in Oklahoma have been slaughtered at Cavel International in DeKalb, Ill.

Celia Boddington, spokeswoman for the Bureau of Land Management... Read More


Wild Horse Dispersal Under New Legislation

March 21, 2005

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has begun selling the wild horses and burros under its care due to the new stipulations of the amended 1971 Wild Horse and Burro Act.

The first group to benefit from the new legislation was Wild Horses... Read More


Bill Introduced to Restore Prohibition of Wild Horses to Slaughter

January 26, 2005

Congressman Nick Rahall of West Virginia introduced a bill (H.R. 297) to the House of Representatives on Jan. 25 that would restore the prohibition on the commercial sale and slaughter of wild horses and burros.

In a speech to the 109th... Read More


Bill Rider Makes Wild Horses Eligible for Slaughter

December 13, 2004

Some feral horses and burros rounded up by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are now eligible to be sold at public auctions to the highest bidder.

The appropriations bill for 2005 (H.R. 4818) was made public law on Dec. 7. This bill ha... Read More