In the Wild

Volunteer Spotlight: Tamara Gerdts

(January 8, 2021) Meet Tamara, a dedicated volunteer and herd lead who’s been with the fertility control program since the beginning. Fun fact: she was the Project Manager when the American Wild Horse Campaign originally had the cooperative agreement to implement fertility control in 2015! 

Local Partners Work to Save Foals on Nevada's Virginia Range

VOLUNTEEER(December 27, 2020) With the holiday season upon us, AWHC thought it would be the perfect time to share a heart-warming story about a dedicated coalition of organizations and its amazing work to save wild foals in need on the Virginia Range and surrounding habitats in Nevada.

Volunteer Blog: The Elusive Canyon Phantom

The Virginia Range volunteers and photographers spend their free time out in the hills of the northern Nevada wilderness, observing the wild horses in their natural habitat. Often, they get to watch the horses grow up and find their own families. This is the case with photographer Deb Sutherland and the elusive and mysterious Canyon Phantom, who she first saw in 1999! Ever since she occasionally gets to see him, but she knows, to this day the Canyon Phantom keeps a watchful eye over the range from the canyon ledges. Read his full story below.

PZP Fertility Control Program Hits Record-breaking Milestone in Nevada’s Virginia Range

The humane PZP fertility control among wild horses is 97% proven effective in preventing pregnancy in free-roaming horse

"We are inspired by survivors", a photographer on why we love wild horses



Guest post by Kimerlee Curyl

Feeling Blessed.

I think I loved horses before birth and could not possibly dream of doing anything else with my life.

Harrowing Rescue on the Virginia Range

By Amelia Perrin

(Nov 3, 2020) Last month, Least Resistance Training Concepts’s Technical Large Animal Rescue Team received a request from Wild Horse Connection to mobilize and rescue seven wild horses caught on a ledge between a ravine and a guardrail on Nevada State Route 341. This section of the highway has no shoulder to work from and has blind curves with a speed limit of 45mph, so it was a dangerous situation for both the TLAR team and the horses caught. 

5 Things You Didn't Know About Wild Burros

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” that “contribute to the diversity of life forms within the Nation and enrich the lives of the American people.”

Herds Across the West: Carracas Mesa Herd Management Area

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.

Carracas Mesa Herd Management Area | New Mexico

Where to Find Them

Herds Across the West: Range Creek

(July 14, 2020) With the end of the Range Creek roundup, we at AWHC thought this would be a good time to share the stories of the horses who live in our public lands in this remote and rugged region of southeast Utah. Read on to learn the fascinating history of the Range Creek horses, many of whom just lost their freedom, forever. 

About the Horses

Volunteer Spotlight: Johnny Takacs

This article was taken from the monthly Virginia Range newsletter The Pinto Post. Click here to sign up to receive the latest happenings from the boots-on-the-ground work on behalf of this historic herd!

(July 9, 2020) This month, Johnny Takacs, an unwavering Virginia Range darter, and documenter is our featured highlight. Johnny has a great story and tells it best. Go for it, Johnny!