In the Wild

American Wild Horse Campaign Pledges Reward MATCH for Justice in Nevada Wild Horse Killings

American Wild Horse Campaign Pledges Reward MATCH for Justice in Nevada Wild Horse Killings

Ely, Nevada (September 15, 2022) –  Today, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) announced that it will match the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) $5,000 reward fund in hopes of bringing justice to the case of the brutal killing of wild horses from Jakes Valley in November of 2021. 


Snakes! On the Range!

By Deborah Walker, AWHC volunteer


Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Holleman

Meet Bob Holleman! Like many volunteers on the Virginia Range, Bob moved to an area with wild horses and they captured his heart. He helps in so many ways, from monitoring horses and fixing fences for Wild Horse Connection, assisting the rescue team, and is a certified darter for the fertility control program.


From the Range: A Tale of Stallion Drama

By Deb Sutherland, AWHC Virginia Range Program Volunteer

(June 9, 2022) A few months ago I was out documenting on the Virginia Range near a canyon where I knew some wild horse bands usually hang out.  As I was photographing some known horses, I glanced to the east and saw an unfamiliar band coming over the hill.


Meet Annabell May

Annabelle May has been with Virginia Range stallion, Hammer for years. She has a lovely roan coat and also has appaloosa characteristics. She is as steadfast as she is beautiful. Her wide-set eyes give her the look of wisdom and help her to see her surroundings. She is known to be a wonderful mother to her past foals. But she is also wary and cautious. When Hammer brought in a new mare a couple of years ago, she was not ready to accept this newcomer at first and made sure she stayed on the outside of the hub. Gradually, she and the other mares allowed the new mare into the band.


A Young Stallion Found Himself Stuck Between a Gully and a Hard Place! 

Gabe, a young stallion found himself stuck between a gully and a hard place! 

Sometimes wild stallions need a helping hand, and on the Virginia Range, the incredible local organizations are always on call! 


Leeto The Lead Stallion

Leeto The Lead Stallion

By Deb Sutherland 


Meet the Mustangs: Firecracker (AKA Little Orphaned Andy)

By Deb Sutherland, Volunteer

(July 13, 2021) To know Firecracker is to love him, he’s a survivor. He started out in life with several obstacles but managed to survive them all and is living a happy healthy life, wild and free.  He was born in July of 2018 to Excaliber Momma but a few months later she died leaving Firecracker orphaned.  (AKA Little Orphaned Andy by the locals).  He was born a very small pinto with the most unique markings and hasn’t gotten much bigger even though he is almost three years old.