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Home on the Range: A Guide for Viewing Wild Horses and Burros

Published by Mary Koncel, AWHC on Jun 5, 2017

We all agree – our wild horses and burros are magnificent animals.  Seeing and experiencing them in their natural habitat, whether it’s the valleys, canyons, and steep ridges of northern Nevada or the rolling hills and slopes of central Wyoming, is truly the opportunity of a lifetime.

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Meeting with Navajo Nation on Horse Management

Published by Suzanne Roy, AWHC on May 18, 2017

On Monday May 17, 2017, I joined Salt River Wild Horse Management Group President Simone Netherlands at the capitol of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, Arizona, to present information about humane wild horse management via PZP birth control.

At a meeting attended by representatives of the...

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Wild Burros

Published by AWHC for Medium on May 16, 2017

Wild horses are often in the spotlight, but the wild burros of the West are just as fascinating and deserving of our attention and respect. Like mustangs, burros are a link to America’s past and are protected under federal law as “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West”...

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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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