Galloping across the steppes — TwilightBeasts

Around 50 million years ago, long before the Epoch of the Twilight Beasts, a little mammal, Eohippus, scurried about in the forests of North America. This creature, about the size of an average dog, was the ancestor of the magnificent horse we know today. During this Period, called the Eocene, the environment and climate was […]

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Judge blocks slaughter of horse named ‘Lady’ ensnared in roundup, but horse’s fate unknown — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette Journal Residents of Nevada’s Palomino Valley who lost horses and burros during a multi-day roundup coordinated by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe filed suit in federal court Wednesday to order the animals returned. A horse named ‘Lady,’ thought to be ensnared during a roundup should be saved from slaughter, a […]

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On an island famous for wild ponies, a dangerous infection is killing horses — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Steve Hendrix as published on The Washington Post “In recent months, seven of the horses have picked up a fungus-like infection in their hoofs and legs…” CHINCOTEAGUE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Va. — In the cold months, this barrier island is a place of austere stillness, its famed wild ponies grazing along brown marshes, […]

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December Moments — The Wild Horses of Alberta Society

As December begins wild horse country has started to quieten down from all the traffic that surrounds the big game hunting season. Now a week later the wild horses are starting to change their movement and feeding habits back to normal. This beautiful mare stands peacefully looking out over her home range. Right now there […]

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A Wild Horse Angel’s Letter to Santa — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

“We have annually posted Ace’s letter since 2012 and most regrettably, Ace no longer walks this earth and graces us with his physical presence; but his thoughts and insights continue to impact us as much today as when he first started touching the heart of our good friend, Grandma Gregg. We miss you Ace and […]

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Give to Wild Horse Freedom Federation on Giving Tuesday and Receive the Gift of Wild Horses — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: wildhoofbeats.com On Giving Tuesday, consider donating to help our wild horses and burros stay wild and free on our public lands. Wild Horse Freedom Federation (WHFF), one of the nation’s leading advocates for wild horses and burros is offering three unique gift item while supporting an organization giving a voice to a special group of endangered […]

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Gratitude; a reflection on the journey of advocacy (volunteer journal entry) — Wild Horse Education

Below is an editorial from Marie Milliman, Wild Horse Education volunteer. This piece is a reflection presented on this holiday when our thoughts turn to family and friends. Marie reflects on her “mustang journey” from adopter to advocate. At Wild Horse Education we know advocacy can be physically and emotionally taxing, but we are grateful […]

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Special Guests; Wild Horses and Public Lands — Wild Horse Education

Note from our founder: LLeigh Over the last month Wild Horse Education has been working on many projects including field work, reports to government officials, negotiation, protests and litigation. But we have also found time to show the world of wild horses to some special guests. We met with a professor from a prestigious university […]

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California AG warns felony charges if wild horses are sold for slaughter — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Andrew Sheeler as published on the Sacramento Bee “To slaughter for commercial consumption mustangs that have roamed California for over a century is not only atrocious, but unlawful,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra warned U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in a letter that the U.S. Forest Service would be in violation of […]

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Breaking News! Wild Mare Spay Experiment Has Been Abandoned by BLM — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Breaking News! Today we heard from our attorneys that the BLM has abandoned the wild mare spay experiment in Oregon. This was very welcome news – last week on Friday a Federal judge ruled in favor of our Preliminary Injunction, halting the cruel and dangerous overiectomy via colpotomy experiments until our case could be […]

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