Reference: Wild Horses 101


One of the Wild Horses 101 webinar digital magazines. The magazines contain both written material, and video. The magazines and webinar material have been used in presentations by WHE for a decade as “101” went into classrooms and public events. You can click on each image in this article and view the e-zines, now free for personal use. 

For the last decade Wild Horse Education has served as a reference for both newcomers and experienced advocates. 

Many of you have taken part in our “Wild Horses 101” webinar series and have attended our “101” events held for groups and schools.

The following list of reading material and videos are presenting free for personal use in your journey as an advocate.

In these difficult times our wild ones need us to remember that this is time for herd; not me time, but a we time. Our webinars will resume soon. At this time we have determined releasing the content free serves our readers and supporters best during this difficult time, due to COVID-19, for so many. 


Over the years our “101” series has been presented online and in person. Our “101” is modified to suit audiences that have ranged in age from pre-school through college level.


Some basic reference material in our series “101,”  we have used these in presentations for over 10 years. Many have found this material very useful


click image for glossary of terms

Glossary of Acronyms and terms:  https://wildhorseeducation101.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/wheglossary2.pdf

Desktop guide to the “web of agencies and jurisdictions”: https://wildhorseeducation101.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/wheagencyissue1.pdf

To understand the “NEPA” process: http://wildhorseeducation.org/nepa/

The difference between overpopulated and overcrowded: https://wildhorseeducation.org/2014/11/10/overcrowded-vs-overpopulated/

Freezemark: what is it and how do you read one:  https://wildhorseeducation.org/blm-freezemark/

Basics on wild horses and the slaughter issue: https://wildhorseeducation.org/2020/06/24/wild-horse-slaughter-safe-burns-budget/


“Body score” is a common tool utilized to determine health in both domestic and wild horses. However, when using body score for wild populations both natural seasonal change and breed influence must be taken into account. Click image for more

Our team “101” training includes basics in field documentation. One of the basics to keep in mind with wild horses are natural seasonal changes that occur in all wild grazers and breed influence of each herd. More HERE: https://wildhorseeducation.org/body-scoring-and-the-wild-horse/

Level 200-400 includes includes forage grids, spring flow and more.


The magazines below cover different topics and are companion pieces to each “101” webinar, or in person class, Wild Horse Education runs. The two offered below are samples of the written material provided during “class time.”

To access the magazines you can enable Flash and flip through. Just click on the image and a viewer will open in your browser.


Webinar version of “basics” that cover government agencies and the history of public lands. Active legislation, like horse slaughter, and what you can do. Click image for more.


Using one HMA Complex, Triple B, we show you how we went from the 1971 Act to today. click image for more.


For those of you looking for a more challenging topic? Today tracking corruption is important. A reference “101” guide guide HERE https://wildhorseeducation.org/2020/01/18/reference-library-for-those-digging-into-corruption/


As technology changes (and it has changed a lot in the last decade) our presentation videos have changed. 

We still use this one from 8 years ago, done on the road and an old laptop! Skip the intro (this was a fundraiser back in the day) to watch the draft of “Hold Your Wild Horses!” To learn more about the video you can click HERE. https://wildhorseeducation.org/hold-your-wild-horses-video/


A recent presentation of “Wild Horses 101” was filmed by Douglas Dems as our founder presented at one of their meetings. Her “101” was given in multiple venues that year. But this one was tapped to share. She rushes through some of the basics to get to “hot button” political issues of today. We hope you enjoy.


We are taping several “webinar style” videos and readings. We will not be presenting them in webinar form, but simply publishing here in our blog section for you to use at your leisure in these stressful times.

Please take this urgent action. WHE is taking the fight into legal actions to address site specific issues. We need your help in the “bigger battle.” As the nation faces a national emergency, the Department of Interior is moving fast against our wild things and wild places. Please take this action TODAY: https://bit.ly/2yG6lvt

We wish all of you well. 

Stay safe.

Stay Strong.

Together we fight on. 






WHE Kids even has a classroom activity book for young children. Click here! 

Our “101” classroom has gone to school!

From K-6 and into a college class, wild horses are always a hit!



Can you help us stay in this fight? Our work to protect and preserve our wild horses, and the land they stand, must continue in these chaotic times. We need your support to remain vigilant in our work.  



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