Scroll down to access our “about” pages highlighted in red on the horses in the adoption.
This page is a page to add additional information to that available on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) website about the wild horses and burros currently available on the “Internet Adoption” page.
We do not agree with the justification process used to remove wild horses or the methods in which wild horses are captured. (In the specific case of wild horses being removed from the Owyhee Complex we have active litigation to both justification and inhumane practices. In the instance of ALL wild horses in the state we have filed to “Intervene” in a suit aimed at their broad scale removal and destruction brought by the ranching industry).
However Wild Horse Education believes that wild horses and burros all deserve a safe, secure home. These horses are intelligent and hardy. Wild horses have incredible feet and most are “easy keepers” requiring little feed in comparison to domestics. They also learn quickly (in the wild, “if you don’t learn fast you die”). From dressage to ranch work to companion, wild horses can excel (and then come in every color variation you can imagine!).
As with everything within the wild horse and burro program there is controversy. Currently more wild horses exist in captivity than in the wild. The government has used removal as a “first line management strategy” since the inception of the program more than forty years ago. All attempts to gain sanity in range management have been ignored. Faulty determination of a valid sustainable wild horse population have led to a crisis on the range. “The roundup mentality” has led to a crisis in holding where there is literally “nowhere” left to warehouse more wild horses.
The controversy extends into the adoption program. Here are the statistics for the entire fiscal year of 2013. In 2013 the BLM began spending more funds to promote adoption events but it is still a tiny fraction of the program. http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/whbprogram/herd_management/Data/FY_2013_Adoption_Statistics.html
“Remove and warehouse” does not work. BLM must begin to address on the range management.
Yet each and every wild horse and burro deserves attention as an individual and not a “programmatic bargaining chip.” Each and every wild horse and burro deserves a safe place to land. In the creation of that “safe place” and the beginning of a “good relationship” you must understand “who” each and every horse or burro is. That understanding extends to an appreciation for all each individual has experienced prior to the beginning of any relationship.
In the spirit of hoping each one of the wild horses and burros featured, and those not included in the adoption event, find a safe place to live out their lives we have created these pages. To those of us at Wild Horse Education our relationship with our wild horses and burros extends far beyond the issues with the agencies that manage them.
The list below is “facility by facility.” The individual horses will be featured by the area they called “home” before capture. This is a very time consuming process as one of the issues with the agency that manages these animals is access to document the individual animals. It makes this a very difficult story to tell (We have also been in court, over 3.5 years, in a battle to gain access to document).
(IN PROGRESS, we start with the Owyhee Complex)
Click the BOLDED Facility name will take you to the BLM INTERNET WEBSITE.
Click the name of the area the horses were captured from will take you to OUR SPECIFIC INFO pages. Those highlighted in red were made specifically for the adoption. The pages highlighted in blue are about general posts about the removals.
Palomino Valley Center, Reno NV(two year olds)
Jackson Mountain (8459 is “Jack” and 8377)
Born in a holding facility
Carson City, NV(Babies)
Ridgecrest, CA(horses that have been in captivity for years)
Pancake NV (Pancake, Sand Springs)
White Mountain WY
Murderers Creek OR
Jackies Butte (Jackies, Three Fingers)
North Lander (Muskrat Basin, Conant Creek)
Red Desert (Cooks, Green, Stewart Creek, Lost Creek, Antelope hills)
~~~~ work in progress, will update with new info throughout adoption event
Wild Horse Education is devoted to gaining protection for our wild horses and burros from abuse, slaughter and extinction. Through education and participation (and litigation if needed) we strive toward those goals. Many other organizations may look like us on the surface but we are “boots on the ground in the field and wherever necessary” to give you what you need to be a voice for them. We need your support.
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