Advocacy

Letter: BLM numbers on wild horses aren’t backed by science

By Jennifer Caudill, AWHC

(February 1, 2020) In response to the Jan. 24 opinion by student Saige Bowen, “Wild mustangs need to be managed, not saved,” we contribute science-based evidence for consideration, instead of sweeping, unsubstantiated suggestions. Refer to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) 2013 comprehensive report (paid for by the BLM). The entire report is available to the public. We’ll paraphrase.


The Essence of a Wild Horse

By Kimerlee Curyl, Photographer

July 4, 2020

Independence. 

That is what comes to mind and all that embodies what a wild horse is.  A self-reliant, self-efficient being. One who makes decisions guided by nature, considering the whole around them, the herd, and the environment they thrive in. 

That is the essence of a wild horse.


AWHC Staff Book and Film Recommendations for the Wild Horse Advocate

From feelgood children's stories to glaring informational books, the staff at AWHC has devoured it all. We totally understand that sometimes it feels like there is an overwhelming amount of information to sift through, and a huge number of books, movies and documentaries to read and watch, so we decided to bring you our favorites. Whether you want to relax on the beach and read captivating stories from the west, or cuddle up on the couch and binge some documentaries, we got you!


Herds Across the West: Calico Mountains Wild Horses

Our blog series, Herds Across the West, examines wild horses and burros by herd, Herd Management Area (HMA) and state to provide a deeper understanding as we report on roundups and actions affecting each region.

Calico Mountains Herd Management Area | Gerlach, Nevada

About the Herds


Herds Across the West: Black Mountain Burros

Our blog series, Herds Across the West, examines wild horses and burros by herd, Herd Management Area (HMA) and state to provide a deeper understanding as we report on roundups and actions affecting each region.

Black Mountain Herd Management Area | Mohave County, Arizona

About the Herds


Bill Presents New Threat to Salt River Wild Horses

(February 26, 2020) Five years ago, working together with our local coalition partner the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG), we prevented the mass roundup, removal and slaughter of the famed Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona. In 2016, the state passed a law to protect the horses in their historic habitat along the lower Salt River.


Herds Across the West: The Wild Horses of Swasey Mountain

Our blog series, Herds Across the West, examines wild horses and burros by herd, Herd Management Area (HMA) and state to provide a deeper understanding as we report on roundups and actions affecting each region.

Swasey Mountain Herd Management Area | Millard County, Utah

**Time-sensitive notice on Swasey Mountain HMA (February 7, 2020)**


Herds across the West: Montgomery Pass Mustangs

Our blog series, Herds Across the West, examines wild horses by herd, Herd Management Area (HMA) and state to provide a deeper understanding as we report on roundups and actions affecting each region.


Montgomery Pass Wild Horses | Border of California and Nevada 

Location