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.


BLM To Hold Hearing on Vehicle Use in Wild Horse Management

Overpopulation on the range? That’s fake news, says leading wild horse advocate

If we listen to this so called advocate Americans will not have the healthy horses on healthy ranges that they want.

400 wild horses gallop through Turkey’s Cappadocia

These are not wild horses, they are managed.  Just look at the video.

National wild horse forum planned in Utah; Zinke may attend

Advocates accuse feds of pushing wild horses toward extinction

Seventeen thousand free-roaming horses in 1971, seventy-one thousand head on the range with forty plus thousand off range in 2017.  Come on you self styled advocates, get real!!!!  Free-roaming horses on public lands are not being pushed to extinction.

Failure to tackle the “holy cow of the West” costing wild horses dearly – advocate

The conspiracy theory used here will not lead to healthy horses on healthy ranges.


Cloning To Revive Abaco Wild Horses


Animal advocates concerned about Salt River Wild Horse harassment

Ochoco Natl. Forest doubles wild-horse monitoring

Guest column: Too many news bytes, not too many horses

Trump Proposed budget & Selling Horses

Trump Budget Enables Sale of America's Wild Horses to Foreign Slaughter: Here Are 5 Better Ideas

Hypocrisy of DOI Budget, Alt facts may kill our Wild Horses

The Trump Administration Is Selling Out Wild Horses

Wild horses could be sold for slaughter, euthanized under Trump proposal

Wild horses in Nevada could be sold for slaughter under Trump budget plan


Wild horses could be sold for slaughter or euthanized under Trump budget

Dominance must not be a part of horse training, say equitation scientists

Ancient DNA paints a picture of horse occupation in what is now Switzerland

Wild horses could be sold for slaughter in Trump budget plan

Slaughter ’Em: The Trump Plan to Solve the West's Wild Horse Problem

BLM Proposes Unrestricted Sale of Unadopted Wild Horses

BLM resumes emergency horse gather in Elko County

Nature up close: Domestic and wild horses


Wild Horse Populations In Oregon On The Rise

BLM Pauses Emergency Wild Horse Gather

Mustangs in the Bitterroot: National Forest acquires two wild horses from prison program

BLM Begins Emergency Wild Horse Gather in Nevada

BLM rounding up 60 horses south of Wendover


New comments sought on revised Wyoming horse roundup plan

Spending bill set for approval will continue defacto ban on US horse slaughter

Government-Funded Program that Finds Homes for Wild Mustangs in Danger of Ending

Wild horses on federal land put at risk by omnibus provision


Ancient stallion DNA highlights worrying loss of diversity in today’s horses

Commentary: Drugging wild horses is not sound wildlife policy

Despite deteriorating conditions, horse activists prevail


Two rare wild horses born in NW China, more expected

Rare wild horses propagate in northern Xinjiang

Commentary: Why are humane solutions for wild horse management being ignored?

They are not being ignored.  They are often not practical and the Wild Horse and Burro Program does not have the tools or funding to properly manage the free-roaming horses.  Congress needs to change the Wild Horse and Burro Act of 1971 and/or supply more funding.

Cactus Fire threatening Salt River wild horses


Seward horses run wild for camera

 “It’s not like you expect. They have no idea about animals,” Derry Mayfield. “The director wanted things they couldn’t do. They wanted them to be ready now, but you have to warm them up.”  The Congressmen that dictate how our wild horses are managed and the Judges that enforce those rules are like the movie director referred to in this article, they have no idea about animals. 

MSU students train wild mustangs for Montana nonprofit that helps veterans

5 wild horses find freedom in hills


Wild horse suit dismissal leaves inhumane conditions in place

Wild-horse advocates are ignoring nature's law

Wild horse foot may not be good benchmark

Archaeologists Find Earliest Known Domestic Horses: Harnessed and Milked


Mongolia was epicenter for early horse culture, study suggests

Humans a modest meal compared to horses and other palaeolithic offerings

Hoof problems common in wild horses



Navajo Nation considering horse hunt to control population

Court Denies Appeal Seeking To Round Up Federally Protected Wild Mustangs

Suspected Equine Distemper at Axtell

BLM wild horses under quarantine

Navajo Nation Horse Hunt

Powerful konik stallions square up

Konik Horses are not what the article above leads you to believe, they are not an ancient breed.  On the origin of the Polish konik and its relation to Dutch nature management

Humans a modest meal compared to horses and other palaeolithic offerings – study


Rangelands revealed: A modern look at ecology and management

Shrinking habitat and heated politics imperiling a living symbol of the West

Long trek for Third World horses to better care

Welfare report a “huge win” for Europe’s working equines

Namibia to relocate near-extinct wild horses

Judge sends Wyoming horse roundup plan back for more review


Accelerated Timetable Proposed for Wyoming Horse Roundup


Horse bill stalls in legislative committee

BLM seeks public comment on plan to gather more than 1,000 wild horses in Wyoming


People see what they want to see in these videos.  It is just normal horse behavior.  Neither are these wild horses.  You would not be that close to wild horses.  It is because of people like this that the range is damaged by horses in some areas with horses dying from lack of resources.  It is because they choose to believe in a make-believe world for horses.  Proper management demands reality.

Idaho’s wild horses spared from helicopter gather trauma

Rock engravings, including horses, confirm ancient origins of painting technique


Europe’s MPs back horse welfare report, but bute residues might no longer rule out slaughter

FACTS about Horse Meat & BUTE


Urgent aid under way: Kenya’s drought donkeys in dire straits

Precious gold horse bling from 2300 years ago goes on display

Race on to save animals caught in Texas Panhandle wildfires


Wild horses will be gathered in southwest Wyoming

UW, BLM begin study on wild horse movement

Federal Stampede Over Wild Horse Breeding Program

“BLM has effectively created a breeding facility that injures the natural herds’ survival possibilities” from the article.  The Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971 created the breeding facility on the public lands of the west.  The BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program manages the facility.  The free-roaming horses would quickly become inbred and lose genetic diversity without management. 

Livestock Board seeks to block WHOA expert witness

Wild horses frolic and fight in the Alberta snow

Wild horses offered for adoption


Utah wild horse round-up blasted

Wild horses signs removed then returned to highway

BLM Concludes Cedar Mountain Gather, Removal, PZP Treatment


Extinct horse may have survived in Siberia much longer than previously thought

Florence prisoners rehabilitate their futures by training wild horses, burros

Navy SEAL Veteran Uses Wild Mustangs to Help in the Rehabilitation of Combat Veterans



Study explores whether horses can sense mental trauma in humans

BLM plans wild horse gather near Challis

Sign warns drivers of wild horses on remote Moffat County roads

Wild horse bill would designate new experts

No home on the range

Utah lawmakers set out to wrangle wild horses from BLM’s control

Lawmakers want feds to rein in wild horse problem — or Utah will


Mustang Maddy Demonstrating Ways To Bring Out ‘Best’ In All Horses At EquiFest

Wild horse bill would designate new experts

Officials Plan Capture of Wild Horses in Central Idaho

BLM Plans Challis Wild Horse Bait Trap Gather



Wild horses killed near Sand Wash Basin in Northwest Colorado

BLM to Begin Cedar Mountain Horse Gather, PZP Treatment

Senate committee passes horse as livestock bill

Feds Avert Challenge to Roundup of Wild Horses

The following four articles are from the National Geographic and by Ben Masters.  They are very good articles.  The Wild Horse & Burro Act of 1971 needs worked over or repealed.

The Future of America's Wild Horses: The Options

Can Fertility Control Keep Wild Horse Herds in Check?

Wild Horses: The Consequences of Doing Nothing

Wild Horses, Wilder Controversy


Shared History Program exhibition features wild mustangs in need of home

Senate committee passes horse as livestock bill

Beaver County, horse advocates sue the BLM in legal tug-of-war over Utah’s wild horses

Cinderella rides a mustang


Veterans with PTSD find comfort taming wild mustangs

BLM to begin gathering wild horses on Cedar Mountain

Letter: Motorist caused unnecessary suffering to wild horse


BLM Concludes the Reveille HMA Wild Horse Gather

Kulan to repopulate the central steppe of Kazakhstan

Thousands of wild horses find refuge in Oklahoma, but can we afford to save them?


Urgent appeal:  Desperate times for stranded equines in Italy

This is a real rescue unlike the emotion driven events in the U.S.!

300 wild horses in South Dakota need homes as deadline looms

These 300 horses don’t need rescued, they need to be sold.  If Fleet of Angels wants to help with a real rescue, help in Italy.

Study that will track wild horses gets under way in Wyoming

I am skeptical about this study.  The climate, the weather, the grass, other users on the range, different horse personalities and so much more will need taken into consideration to really understand the movement of animals.  It may be more of an art than a science.


Horses ride through fire to mark Spanish festival of patron saint of animals

Cattle Growers support bill to protect private property

Bill would let state remove wild horses from private land


Wild Horses From Troubled S.D. Ranch Saved from Auction

Sanctuary in South Dakota surrenders 520 wild horses


American prisoners are training wild horses to patrol Mexican border

Bill sparks worries about future of wild horses

BLM to Begin Reveille HMA Wild Horse Gather Jan. 30

Bodmin breakout: New hope for abandoned ponies

It does not matter where horses are, they need managed!


Study to evaluate horse therapy in treating post-traumatic stress disorder

New charity boss speaks out: “Without our presence, there’d be no hope of improvement”

I believe it is good that Spana is providing services for working animals in areas with few resources.  With that said, those working animals are living in the same harsh conditions working animals world wide were before 1920.  1920 is an arbituary date I picked because in World War 1 the horses, mules and burros serving in the war had far worse conditions.  Your horse may be a pet, a member of the family or just deeply cared for.  A working horse is not going to receive the same treatment as a pet, they are working horses.  The same goes for a free-roaming horse, don’t expect them to be treated like pets.

Beloved Chincoteague wild pony Tidewater Princess put down because of infection

The Chincoteague wild ponies are gathered three times a year for health checks and vaccinations.

Puerto Rico island tackles over-population of horses

Nokota, Horse of the Badlands

I am familiar with the Kiger Mustangs of Oregon and know there is far more myth than truth in their story.  I am sure the same is true with the Nokota Horse.


BLM to Begin Sulphur Wild Horse Gather, PZP Treatment

Evidence of horse hunting in North America pushed back to nearly 24,000 years ago


BLM to Begin Reveille Wild Horse Gather


BLM boosts Pryor mustangs’ maximum population number

Brumby breaker: Horseman aims to stop cull and tame animals with help of disadvantaged youth

I agree with creating privately funded sanctuaries on private land.  The United States Government should not be competing with private industry.  In 2015 Taxpayers paid the Wild Horse & Burro Program $76,404,016 and the Program adopted out 2,644 head.  It cost our government $26,897 for each horse given away.  If people wish to believe the myths about wild horses they should foot the bill, not the taxpayer.

Snowy River brumbies: Calls for Aussies to create a sanctuary for the wild horses


Wild horses get favorable hearing in battle with California ranchers over sanctuary

Massive Wild Horse Roundup Begins in Utah

BLM recalculates desired horse population for Montana's Pryor Mountains

So called wild horse advocates are continually pushing for more horses on the range.  Just like Karen Sussman and the ISPMB they would rather let horses suffer and die from lack of forage and water rather than being responsible horse owners and use appropriate management!


BLM recalculates desired horse population, arrives at same number

U.S. Border Patrol recruits: wild horses, tamed by prisoners

BLM to gather horses in Nye County

Latest on Lantry wild horses: Court showdown looms

Snowfall delays BLM wild horse gather operations in Northwest Colorado


Nonprofits Seek Ownership of 540 ISPMB Wild Horses

Bureau of Land Management begins busy season of horse roundups in Utah

Charges dropped against Charleston attorney accused of horse theft

Wild horses under BLM management are between a rock and a hard place

Judges corral arguments over wild horse protections in remote California county

BLM to Begin Frisco Wild Horse Gather, Removal, and Research



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