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National Monuments & Wild Horses and Burros: A Closer Look

Published on May 11, 2017

Recently, President Trump signed an Executive Order that would review 27 National Monuments on federal lands and waters that were created as far back as 1996.  Of those, 22 are located in 10 Western states.

How will this order affect wild horses and burros on our public lands? ...

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Pine Nut Mountain Wild Horse Adventure

Published on May 10, 2017

How my dreams and journey through a life dancing with cancer led me there.

By Elisa Keena

This past weekend, I saw my lifelong childhood dream become a reality.  I was on the range surrounded by wild horses. It was a MAGICAL...

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What the Omnibus Spending Bill Means for Wild Horses and Burros

Published on May 4, 2017

(May 4, 2017)… This week, Congress passed an Omnibus spending bill to keep the government running through the remainder of fiscal year 2017, which ends on September 30. It’s expected to be signed into law soon by President Trump. 

The bill contains both good news and bad news...

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Get Wild! Your Summer Vacation With Mustangs

Published on May 1, 2017
Many wild horse ecotourism opportunities exist on our public lands.    In New Mexico, the Jicarilla Wild Horse Territory offers visitors amazing opportunities to view these iconic animals.    In Colorado, the Little Book Cliffs Wild Mustangs, near Grand Junction... Read more

5 Best Quotes About Wild Horses

Published on Apr 25, 2017
May these quotes inspire you to continue the fight to protect America's wild horses! 

With flowing tail and flying mane,
Wide nostrils never stretched by pain,
Mouth bloodless to bit or rein,
And feet that iron never shod,
And flanks unscar'd by spur or...

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5 Things That Might Have Inspired Your Love of Horses

Published on Apr 25, 2017
1. The Misfits 

We have heards from many of you that the 1961 movie, The Misfits was a catalyst to work towards ending horse slaughter.

The Misfits was written by Arthur Miller, directed by John Huston, and starring Clark Gable, Marilyn...

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You Must See These Wild Horse Films ASAP

Published on Apr 25, 2017
1. Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies

NATURE presents the compelling story of a remarkable denizen of the West in Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies. Filmed in the mountains of Montana, this poignant, engrossing chronicle focuses on an extraordinary stallion,...

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How To: Schedule a Meeting With Your Legislators

Published on Apr 24, 2017

Pretty much everywhere you look these days, threats to wild horses and burros abound. Whether it’s ranchers and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) falsely claiming that wild horses are overrunning the West, or states like Utah lobbying to take over management of these federally protected...

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AWHC UT Case Heard in Federal Court

Published on Apr 12, 2017


Salt Lake City, Utah (April 11, 2017)... Oral arguments in the case of the Western Rangelands Coalition, representing 16 Utah public lands ranchers, against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeking the removal of hundreds of horses from the public lands  in the...

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Trump's Priorities for BLM Raises Alarm For Wild Horses

Published on Apr 11, 2017

Recently leaked documents detailing the Trump Administration’s priorities for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are raising alarm bells for many, including those of us working to protect wild horses and burros in the wild and in holding facilities.

As published by Energy and Environment...

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Scoring another major legal victory for wild horses and burros

Published on Apr 6, 2017


Our awesome legal team’s string of victories continued this week, with a decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upholding the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the Nevada Association of Counties (NACO), the Nevada Farm Bureau and others against the U.S....

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Exceeding Goals on the Virginia Range

Published on Apr 5, 2017

AWHC is proud to be implementing the largest humane on-the-range Wild horse management program in the world. (Note: Technically speaking, the Virginia Range horses are legally defined as "feral/estray horses" because they were not extended federal protections as "wild" horses.) This program is a...

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