Cost of Feed? — Western Horse Watchers Association

Here is the receipt from a recent trip to the feed store. These supplies will take care of six horses for three to four weeks. Let’s drop the Layena (chicken food), round the amount to $600 and call it a month. Six hundred dollars feeds six horses for one month. That’s $100 per AUM. How […]

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Advocacy group wants protection for Alberta’s wild horses — Tuesday’s Horse

SUNDRE — Bob Henderson’s love affair with wild horses began almost 50 years ago and he’s become a passionate advocate for the ponies that roam the Rocky Mountain foothills of west-central Alberta. “I was in the woods and this black stallion comes charging through the trees at me. He snorted and blew — and that […]

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Off the Range — Western Horse Watchers Association

What do these things have in common? Overpopulation narrative Plans based on false premises (such as the Path Forward) Roundups Fertility control Chemical sterilization (extended use of contraceptives) Surgical sterilization Sex ratio skewing Sale without limitations Adoption events Adoption incentives Trainer Incentive Program Extreme Mustang Makeover Inmate training programs Sanctuaries and preserves New off-range corrals […]

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WHFF FOIA Fingers Alleged Wild Horse & Burro Advocates Attended Secret Meeting with Pro-Slaughter Groups — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Exclusive from Wild Horse Freedom Federation FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW This FOIA Document, from Wild Horse Freedom Federation, clearly states that Neda DeMayo of Return to Freedom, Nancy Perry of ASPCA, Gillian Lyons of HSUS and Drew Lesofski of the American Mustang Foundation participated in a closed door, round table meeting with Pro-Slaughter groups. […]

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Merry Christmas from the Stable, Past and Present — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

An excerpt from R.T. Fitch‘s book ~ Straight from the Horse’s Heart: A Spiritual Ride through Love, Loss and Hope “First published on SFTHH in 2009, ten years ago, this tale rings as true today as it did then. For me it brings back memories of four legged friends I have lost yet still reside so solidly in my heart. Two equine souls and one canine, from this story, have crossed the bridge and I feel a twinge of grief each and every time I think of them. They, all of them, have made such a divine imprint upon my heart and continually remind me to stay the course, don’t ever give up and to share the love that they so selflessly showered upon me. So on this magical day, we offer up another Christmas story and challenge you to an exercise. If you have read this before, please, read it again, if you have not, give it a shot. Stretch your imagination and open your heart, there is magic afoot this day. What appears to your heart in words, may be closer to the truth than what your mind may perceive. Feel your warmth, be aware of your special presence and share your love with family and friends. Let the love roll. Peace on, my friends, and keep the faith.” ~ R.T.

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Stopping Wild Horse Slaughter — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Assemblymember Marie Waldron, Patch Contributor Protecting a National Treasure This year I was principal co-author of AB 128 (Gloria), which requires any person purchasing a horse at auction, many of which are rounded up on public lands, to sign a sworn statement that the animal won’t be sold for slaughter. Since 1971, federal law […]

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Wild Horse Crisis in Idaho? — Western Horse Watchers Association

You can’t have a conversation about wild horses without having a conversation about privately owned cattle and sheep, which the government refers to euphemistically as ‘other users’ of public lands (3:27 in this video). The forage allocated to livestock on public lands in the western U.S. would support at least 750,000 wild horses, enough to […]

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December’s Colours — The Wild Horses of Alberta Society

As December rolled around, wild horse country has quieted down with the end of the big game season. With the reduced vehicle traffic, your wild horses have started to resume what would be their normal winter habits. The snows have started to accumulate making for very pristine settings, which allows the diverse colourings of our […]

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Wild Horse and Burro Program Driven by Special Interests? — Western Horse Watchers Association

One of the defining characteristics of the Trump presidency is the prevalence of bad advice, and givers thereof, evidenced by the turnover in his administration. What about the BLM? When interviewed back in September about the agency’s move to Grand Junction, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) said, in response to a question about the location […]

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