The news and information in this section will be from varying sources.  Not all sources are equal and horse sense will be used to comment on the news or information as needed.  Please don’t hesitate to do your own research as well.  Better informed, better decisions.


Letter to the Editor: Spirit of the Wind Foundation is a fraud

Wild Horse Gathering by BLM in September

Outer Banks wild horses to ride out hurricane, as they've done for 500 years

The horwew have not been there for five hundred years!  It is genetically impossible.  Without management and horses bringing new genetics to the small islands the horses would have inbred  and died out.  And that is a fact.  Another fact is there was no Spanish Colonial horse breed 500 years ago, or even 200 years ago.  Most of the common knowledge about free-roaming horses is myth and untrue.

More than 100 horses are being hoarded by a nonprofit in Puget Sound

All Is not well with nonprofits that are supposed to be rescuing horses either domestic or wild.  Some are con jobs!

BLM to capture 600 wild burros near Beatty, will put them up for adoption

Brumby management to commence in Kosciuszko National Park

Critics: Culling method risks inbreeding of the horse herd at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

All of the free-roaming horses in the American West will become inbreed unless they are managed. 

It was originally thought that an effective population size of at least 50 was necessary to avoid short-term inbreeding depression, but empirical work suggests that if maintenance of fitness is important, effective population sizes much larger than 50 are necessary. Theoretical studies suggest that the figure could be closer to 5,000 for several reasons. First, new genetic variation from mutations is added to a population more slowly than originally thought (Lande, 1995). Mutations with large effects tend to be detrimental and are removed from the population by natural selection, so the overall mutation rate does not accurately predict the infusion of new genetic variation. Second, the effects of inbreeding depression are likely to be more severe in stressful environments (Jiménez et al., 1994; Pray et al., 1994). Finally, slightly deleterious mutations may accumulate in smaller populations and lead to a decline in fitness (Lynch and Gabriel, 1990; Charlesworth et al., 1993; Lande, 1994).” From Using Science to Improve the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program: A Way Forward, page 149 (pdf version)


Harvard Law School Launches Animal Law And Policy Clinic

Undermining protection

Government plan to manage wild horse populations comes under fire

BLM awaits OK on slightly altered fertility plan for wild horse mares


Wild horse that grew thin is taken to rescue farm on the Outer Banks

How the fight over brumbies is making the NSW Liberals and Nationals go feral


The Mojave Desert's donkeys are turning up dead

BLM to allow viewing of wild horses

Wyoming's first Wild Horse Highway dedicated near where the iconic heard roams

Those horses are feral, not wild

Virginia Range horse management contract reached

Proposed plan would oust brumbies from Barmah


Possible end to birth control program for wild horses could trigger cull in Alberta

A Few Thoughts by John Nalivka: The wild horse saga – grazing management and economics gone awry

Wild ponies removed from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to thin herd, auctioned off

All the pretty horses: Wild ponies slated to be removed from Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Wild-horse roundups kick up questions about handling herds

Wild burros to be gathered from Seven Springs Ranch using ‘bait trap’

The horses at N.D.'s Theodore Roosevelt National Park are Facebook celebrities. Will it help save them?

Roundups revive debate over how to limit ever-expanding wild horse populations

Bigfoot Saves the Wild Horses of America

Visitors see horses running wild at Return to Freedom on docent-led tour

1,200-plus horses to be rounded up in eastern Elko, White Pine counties

BLM concludes helicopter portion of Pine Nut Mountain wild horse roundup

Mustangs on Wild Horse Mesa carry centuries-old genes

Officials release strategy for reducing wild horse population by approximately 80% in North Hills

BLM gathering wild horses near Caliente complex

Up to 100 wild horses to be gathered and removed by BLM


BLM to Resume Pine Nut Mountain Wild Horse Gather

Horses trained not to be scared by drones

New Incentive Program Aims To Find Homes For Oklahoma's Wild Horses


BLM seeks bids for off-range corrals within Utah

Proposed surgery to sterilize Oregon wild horses raises hackles

Ponies swim at Chincoteague in annual Virginia tradition

BLM hosting Aug. 2 public hearing on wild horse management in Colo.

Chincoteague Pony Swim Has Rich History

For Wild Horses Accustomed To Humans, Fertility Control Can Work

Speedo-Clad Tourist Kicked in Groin After Ignoring 'Don’t Touch the Horse' Sign at Maryland Beach

Leader of epic White Sands horse rescue operation reflects on months-long roundup 25 years later

BLM says move will save taxpayers millions, but environmental groups bristle at decision


Senator McSally Addresses Wild Burro Problems  

BLM concludes wild horse gather

BLM Concludes Triple B Complex Wild Horse Gather

Letter: Protect wild horses

Federal Wild Horse Management system “Crippled to point of catastrophic failure”


Pseudoarchaeological claims of Horses in the Americas

A must read!

BLM to relocate headquarters from DC to Grand Junction, CO

Lawmakers to tackle growing wild horse and burro problem


Shackleford Banks horses 2018 annual findings report released


Feds won’t kill wild horses in West to reduce overpopulation, official says

A Simple Solution, Sell the Excess Horses!

The Feds don’t have to kill any horses to start solving the problem.  They can sell the horses with a free and clear tittle.  Yes, it is likely most of those sold would end up a kill plants.  Don’t want them sent to a kill plant?  Buy them and save them.  After the first sale the Wild Horse and Burro Program could immediately plan additional gathers without out receiving more funding.  In 4 to 6 years the on range population could be brought to AML and bring in more funding by selling the horses as gathered.  Instead of renewing off range pastures, sell the horses for even more income and savings.  The Wild Horse and Burro Act of 1971 needs changed to a management plan for the free-roaming horses on the public lands and drop all protections for horses removed from the range.  In 1971 the free-roaming horses didn’t need saved, they needed a management plan.  Almost 50 years later and they still do!

Administration won’t use lethal measures on wild horses in 10 Western states

Feds Seek Ways to Combat Overpopulation of Wild Horses

Officials examine ways to limit wild horse population growth

Officials Examine Ways to Limit Wild Horse Population Growth

Remains of Ancient Neanderthal Horses Found in Iran’s Qazvin


BLM to round up 800 horses

4 rare wild horses born in Xinjiang


The first riders of wild horses

Bill To Ban Horse Slaughter On A National Level Introduced in Senate

Feds Gear Up for More Wild Horse Roundups

Chasing Horses


An Irresponsible, Emotional Act

The Mystery of Horse Domestication Deepens

The horses brought back to the new world are not the same as their ancestors who migrated from the Americas.  They are genetically less diverse.

Supervisor says number of burros in Black Mountains a 'crisis'

Guest opinion: Utahns should demand protection of wild horses


Wild horse and burro adoption event in Hamilton is under quarantine

Advocates seek more protections after driver hits, kills wild horse

21 rare wild horses born in China's Xinjiang

CANA Foundation Praises Groundbreaking Rewilding Legislation for Wild Horses in FY2020 Interior Appropriations Budget

The Wild Horse and Burro Act of 1971 was basically an attempt to rewild horses, whose natural habitat is grasslands, on the arid lands of the West.  It hasn’t worked and repackaging it will not be successful.  The free-roaming horses of the West need a management plan based on reality!

BLM Seeks Bids for Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corrals

Assateague horses love a 'pic-a-nic' basket. But save them from deadly human, pet food

What's being done about the fatal shooting of wild horses in Heber-Overgaard?

New facility for wild horses to be built in Carbon County

Wildlife advocates oppose euthanizing wild horses and burros

A wildlife advocate needs to understand the wildlife they are advocating for as well as nature, range management and how they affect each other.  These are not wildlife advocates.


Residents demand investigation into killing of federally protected wild horses in Heber, Arizona

Wild horse population tops 88,000, plus 50,000 in corrals

Over 100,000 head of horses and burros need sold with a free and clear tittle!


Wild horse advocates take a local, practical approach

76 Horses Roaming Assateague Island, National Park Service Population Census Finds

Locals demand action after wild horses killed by suspected speeders on Mount Charleston

Wild Idaho horses: How the BLM maintains horses after destructive 2015 fire

Wild horses released to their former range

Wild horse summit: Seeking common ground

Finding common ground to base a reality based management plan for free-roaming horses and burros will be hard, but even harder will be getting Congress to appropriately fund it and pass legislation to support it.

Wild horses released in Owyhee County

TOC board member: I'm for animal rights – and horse racing

Saving the wild horses

BLM to Gather Wild Burros Near Empire and Porter Springs

Letter to the Editor from Rep. Chris Stewart, Sen. Mike Lee: It’s time to take back the reins

Congress makes the rules governing free-roaming horses and sets the budget, they need to become responsible horse owners or be charged with animal neglect just as any other person or organization would be!

Letter to the Editor: It’s time to hold the BLM to account

Far to many wild horse advocates are like this one who is speaking without a clue to what he is talking about.  By definition, the AUM is the amount of forage needed by an “animal unit” (AU) grazing for one month.  AML is appropriate management level, one horse for one year, he has that right.  To compare AUMs to AMLs the AUMs need to be divided by 12(months for 1 year) instead of multiplied by 2.  Where does the 2 come from?  Probably from a cow and calf being included in an AUM.  You want free-roaming horses and have them, just leave the management to those that have the knowledge and experience!

Letter to the Editor: A response to Chris Stewart’s and Mike Lee’s letter on wild horses

No thinking skills in this letter!  The approximate twenty percent growth rate has been proven time after time the world over.

BLM Revives Proposal To Sterilize Oregon's Wild Horses

Save Kosciuszko group warns of fatal collisions with brumbies


Ancient DNA reveals two lost lineages of horses—but not their elusive origins

Modern Horses Faster Than Their Ancestors


Starving brumbies 'carving away' NSW park

Boice to revisit fire-brigade horses

Bill Simpson noted the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California recently recognized wild horses as native species to North America. So are alligators, but they don't belong in the mountains of Northern California. Neither do unmanaged free-roaming horses!

LETTER: Many Issues Facing Wild Horse Management

Some horse advocates buck at new plan to save wild mustangs

There Are Too Many Mustangs On The Range. But Horse Advocates Are Split On A New Plan To Rein Them In

Agriculture, natural resources groups support multi-stakeholder proposal to manage wild horses and burros

Ag groups support proposal to manage wild horses and burros


Two Letters to the Editor

Wild horses do us good

Craig Downer claims to be a wildlife biologist so he should know the lower Salt River free-roaming horses are not in their natural habitat.  Instead they are an invasive species on the lower Salt River.  Horses did evolve on the grassland of North America, and grasslands are their native habitat.  Most of his points are about as valid.

Don’t scapegoat the horses

Many so called wild horse advocates really don’t have a clue about free-ranging horses, cattle or range management.  Cattle are removed from over grazed areas, unmanaged free-ranging horses are not.  Give the horses more acreage and all you are doing is creating a bigger problem with more horses needing removed in the future.

Brumbies cull: Battle over plan to kill hundreds of wild horses in Victoria


Republicans praise Sisolak for handling of wild horse issue

KIDSPOST: Ozark horses have free rein to roam

Konik horses introduced to the Danube Delta

Konik horses are a breed developed from common domestic horses and are not a recent descendant of some imaginary European wild horse!

Red Bluff Round-Up taking action as L.A. aims to make bull-riding a thing of the past

We need to stop the feel good fixes like making bull-riding a thing of the past and begin dealing with real issues like climate change, over population meeting our future energy needs and learning how to get along with one another.

Nevada resumes fertility control for free-roaming horses

Wild horses, public land remain a tough balancing act

Barmah brumby numbers to be cut by Parks Victoria in four-year plan

Calls for better data on Kimberley wild horses amid secrecy over aerial culls

Group protests mass removal of Utah's wild horses

Guest opinion: Protecting wild horses will take a wild idea

Wild ponies placed in pen after Chincoteague visitors ignore warnings to stay back


Wild horses in North Carolina’s Outer Banks welcome first baby of season

Horses roam free in Miyazaki’s verdant hills

More homes needed to adopt wild Kaimanawa horses

Wild horse muster will go ahead

After aerial capture removes only 41 feral horses from tribal lands, tribe meets with cowboys to weigh options

Riptide, Chincoteague ponies band penned after visitors ignore warnings

Solution to wild horse overpopulation

Wild horses and wild stories


Advocate contends wildlife warnings needed on US380

Statement on control of feral horses in Singleton Training Area



BLM offers cash to wild horses adopters

Plea for homes for up to 80 wild Kaimanawa horses from annual muster

Wild about horses: Locals to get second chance to adopt Little Book Cliffs horses


Should the BLM remove ‘excess’ wild horses in southeastern Utah? Comment period open.

BLM authorizes wild horse gathering in North Hills near Cedar City

Wanted: More Pastures for West's Overpopulated Wild Horses

Charity urgently looking to rehome 70 wild horses from Kaimanawa Ranges


BLM Seeks Bids for New Off-Range Pastures

Protected wild horses chew ever-closer to Canberra's water sources

Kosciuszko camping site remains open despite warnings about dangers of wild horses

As Herds Grow, BLM Boards Wild Horses On Private Land

Assateague Census Finds Pregnancies, Presumed Deaths

BLM, FOAL partnership helps land, horses

Weather postpones Pine Nuts wild horse roundup

Singleton Army Base brumby cull an 'open-slather slaughter', horse advocacy group says


4 more dead horses found near Heber

Namibia: Govt Clings to Custodianship of Wild Horses

BLM seeks nominations for Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board

Tribes respond to horse controversy


Wild horses in Placitas searching for new home

Willd Horses?

Feral horse capture begins

Colville Tribes respond to horse controversy

Wild horse management group volunteers claim they were shot at over the weekend


Vern Buchanan Continues the Fight to End Slaughtering Horses for Human Consumption

NC senator introduces bill to protect Corolla's wild horses

Animal Welfare Groups Applaud Federal Legislation to Ban Horse Slaughter, Humane Society of the United States Says

Unwanted cats and dogs are killed by the tens of thousands.  We need a market for horses or treat them the same way.

BLM to remove about 575 horses from Pine Nut Mountains

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests


Mass equine deaths in Australia in 42C heatwave

The so called wild horse advocates want to save the free-roaming horses so they may die like these.  Wise up and allow the people who know how to manage the free-roaming horses.


Four dead horses create many more questions

Australia's Heatwave Responsible for Deaths of Horses, Camels

Wild Horse Advocates pay attention, this is what happens when free-roaming horses and camels are not well managed!

CBC approves feral horse aerial-capture contract, increased bounty for tribal members

If enough good horse runners are left (????) this is a tried and true method of managing free-roaming horses.


There is a better way.  Gather them and sell them free and clear.  Or even give them away.


‘Shocking Stuff’: Dozens of Horses ‘Perished’ in Australian Heatwave

It is natures way.

Shocking pictures show dead horses at dried-up waterhole in central Australia

Horses perish near Santa Teresa


CBC votes against wild horse aerial capture contract

Feeding through furlough

Salt River wild horses receiving birth control to manage herd numbers

Province, Tsilhqot'in to assess Chilcotin wild horses for wildlife conflicts

The U.S. Forest Service could bypass federal restrictions and sell wild horses for slaughter

Hearing to focus on Modoc wild horses

New pen in California may allow sale of wild horses for slaughter

WILD HORSES-Forest Service mulls sales that could lead to slaughter

Lawsuit filed over Tribal roundup of horses in Palomino Valley

US judge bars slaughter of Nevada horse in tribal roundup

B.C. biologist worries government plans Chilcotin horse cull


Wild horse population is booming, but is re-wilding or slaughter a solution?

Slaughter would be a solution.  Rewilding just creates a bigger problem.  Look at what is happening on public lands, Indian lands, in Australia and at Oostvaardersplassen, a 14,800-acre man-made nature reserve(Slaughter of starving wild horses divides the Netherlands - NBC News).

Wild mustangs find sanctuary in the peaceful countryside near Edwardsville

Just horses.


Colville Tribes plans to remove feral horses from their reservation

An example of why rewilding doesn’t work!

PIONEERING WITH EPSTEIN: Care, time best horse sense

Even just decent hands with horses in the west, both past and present do not break a horses spirit, but they do have to make a living.  There is nothing wrong with the way this lady does it(as far as I know), but I am sure she has never made aliving from training horses the way she does.  No one would be able to afford to have her train a horse.

Local rescue takes in wild horses rounded up in California

Infection threatens Chincoteague's wild horses


Dark water: how brumbies will destroy everything Canberra was built on

Horse fatalities along Moffat County’s Colorado Highway 318 subject of multi-agency meeting

Supreme Court rejects sanctuary's easement request


How partial government shutdown affects Nevada

Ranchers upset by wild horse release

Aerial shooting of wild horses at Singleton Army Base is a humane option, Invasive Species Council says

Drought threatens wild horses that are symbol of the west

Some prehistoric horses were homebodies

Outrage as more than 150 brumbies are shot

Feds Begin Selling Wild Horses Captured in California for $1 Each

Birth control darts used on Salt River horses

BLM removes nearly 1,000 wild horses from public, private lands in eastern Nevada

US land managers in Utah to tackle wild horse population

Wild horse management needs to be remedied

Arizona’s wild horse paradox

Wild brumbies starving in Central Victoria as Parks Victoria do nothing, locals say


Sale, possible slaughter of California horses delayed while they get their day in court


NSW deems alpine brumbies a threat to plants after passing laws to protect them

This is nature also. And it isn’t pretty.

GonaCon vaccine could offer lasting results for managing wild horse population

Equine rescue fills needs in horse capital of the world

CANA Foundation Selected as Sidelines Magazine's December 2018 Charity of the Month

Those who want to rewild have lost touch with nature!  Just look what is happening in NSWs Australia, the BLMs wild horses, Oostvaardersplassen, the Navajo Reservation and others.  Rewilding makes it sound like we know what we are doing, and we don’t.  Just call it nature calling the shots.

The Road to a Spending Showdown Is Paved With Cigars, Guns and Horses

Inside the 'rewilded' English farm that offers an African-style safari on land left to its own devices for nearly 20 years Assateague celebrates new foal, tests for pregnant mares

Those who want to rewild have lost touch with nature!  Just look what is happening in NSWs Australia, the BLMs wild horses, Oostvaardersplassen, the Navajo Reservation and others.  Rewilding makes it sound like we know what we are doing, and we don’t.  Just call it nature calling the shots.

Eagle Butte horse rescue ranch sells; ex-owner is sued for rent

Assateague celebrates new foal, tests for pregnant mares

If rewilding is so great why don’t they do it here?

'It's A Park Not A Paddock': Campaign To Buck Kosciuszko Brumby Bill Kicks Off

Natures way!

Hyenas killing off Namibia's last wild desert horses: foundation

Natures way!

How many wild horses should the Ochocos hold?


'It looks like a horse cemetery': Starving brumbies shot dead by authorities in Victoria's Barmah National Park

Some are shooting the starving horses to keep them from dying a long painful death.  Other are attempting to save the starving horses.  One way is helping nature balance an over population of horses.  The other way is ignoring nature and making future problems worse and with more horses starving and suffering.  Those saving the horses are not concerned about the horses, other game or the range,  they are selfishly trying to stop the emotional pain they feel, damn the consequences.


Does Idaho need to change its state mamal.

California AG warns felony charges if wild horses are sold for slaughter


California AG warns feds of felony charges if wild horses are sold for slaughter

Academy hosts conference to examine the latest science on the impacts of feral horses

BLM Says It Plans To Pull Back On Controversial Plan To Spay Wild Mares In Oregon

Snowy Mountains Brumby protections should be dropped, scientists say

BLM plans ‘emergency round-up’ of burros north of Lake Havasu City

History in Focus: Sand Wash horses a living icon

This isn’t a focus on history.  It is promoting the myths surrounding todays so called wild horses and rewriting history to fit the myths.  In the third paragraph, “they were rounded up, branded, and broken to become saddle horses.”  Next it says, “efforts to trap the wild mustangs were ineffective.”  They called it right the first time.  The old timers were good hand and knew how to gather wild horses, or more accurately free-roaming horses.


All 27 horses at auction get new homes

Injunction from federal judge puts wild horse sterilization experiments on hold

Oregon Judge Stops BLM From Sterilizing Wild Horses

Advocates return wild horses to herd

NC wild horses kept trying to reach Virginia. Keepers had to find a way to stop them.

1,000 wild horses in need of homes, advocates say older horses are destined for slaughter

Advocates file suit to stop sale and possible slaughter of wild horses from Modoc Forest

Love those heehaws and snorts, but Death Valley aims to become a 'no-burro zone'

A must read for all wild horse advocates!  You want to rescue wild horses?  Do it on your own dime!  Don’t warehouse them on public lands, in corrals or on rented pastures.  The Wild Horse and Burro Program should sell all excess animals.  You wild horse advocates have the same opportunity to buy those horses and burros as kill buyers.


Claims Horses Have Been Left To Starve To Death In National Park

Unmanaged free-roaming horses is a world wide problem!

I-Team: BLM says shooting deaths of wild horses was 'humane euthanasia'

TWS offers recommendations for wild horse management

The Wildlife Society

2018 Horse News


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