Information About Wild Horses
Here is a annotated, illustrated list
of websites about wildhorses. Use these sites for planning a vacation with wild
horses, or learning about wild horses, or helping preserve wild horses. Adoption
You may use these images and videos of wild horses in your homework,
or other non-commercial uses.
Please mention the names of the photographers or videographers.
When you use information from the linked websites,
please give a link to the websites.
Image credit: Nadja Rider
Facebook community. No politics, just images of wild horses.
Image credit: Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary.
Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary has two cabins
for you to stay in for a mustang adventure in South Dakota.
Winter rate $100 per night two night minimum.
The Mustang Preservation Program at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary includes American, Spanish,
Curly Mustangs and Choctaw Indian Ponies. Sponsorship Program allows you to learn more about
these spectacular horses.
Photo by Be Witham
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to park a trailer where wild
horses roam and live there for a while, writing stories about your observations?
Be Witham does that.
Copyright 2012 Judy Barnes
Products related to wild horses. "100% of Profits Directly Support our NonProfit Organization. Help support the Spirit of the Wild Horse in their work to save the American Wild Horse. With your purchase, the funds will go to support this non-profit organization."
Taylor Conti Video
From the creator of this video: "My name is Taylor Conti. I am a recent graduate (2011)
of Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. While I was in school I majored in Documentary Production.
I had the opportunity during my senior year to make a thesis project along with a group of
4 other students (Amelia Cragle, Bradley Kolodner, Aya Hoffman, and Kelsey Vachon) about
all of the tribulations facing the wild horse populations.
"We spent three months researching all of the history and changing laws; we traveled to
Nevada twice to speak to BLM officials, wild-horse advocates, lawyers, and the general public.
We attended cattle rancher meetings and went to the wild horse roundups themselves. All in all,
we found the entire situation to be appalling and now want to spread the information out to as
many people as possible.
"Our end product is a 15 minute mini-documentary highlighting much of the controversy.
It is a basic overview meant to give the general public an exclusive look into how the BLM
and ranchers are an active threat to the existence of wild horses."
Photo credit: Andrea Maki
"WILD LOVE PRESERVE, non-profit, is being created as a sustainable wildlife preserve
dedicated to protecting our wild horses in their native wild habitat, while nurturing the
legacy of this very unique wild ecosystem as a whole, now and for future generations. This
is not a fenced wild horse sanctuary. Wild Love has welcomed, and will work with the Bureau
of Land Management, regional ranchers, and locals [Idaho] on aspects of this
large scale, multi-faceted project. While differing views clearly exist,
Wild Love’s interest lies in working together to create something special
and reduce conflict between all parties involved."
FOAL was founded in 2005 as a
Wyoming non-profit corporation
for the following purposes:
To provide the public with educational opportunities;
to enhance the habitat for all creatures living in the McCullough Peaks
Wild Horse Herd Management Area;
to assist the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and to work with ranchers
to manage the McCullough Peaks
range and wild horses.
Photo credit: Woody Wooden
The Corolla Wild Horse Fund was formed by a group of concerned citizens to heighten awareness about the presence of wild horses in the Outer Banks area of North Carolina.
An organization that operates
The American Wild Horse Sanctuary in Lompoc, California, a wonderful refuge for horses and burros. They have a photograph gallery. Here is one of their photographs:
Photo Credit: Return to Freedom
A political-action organization working to preserve America's wild horse
population. Lots of excellent information including a FAQ. Select "Press" to see
excerpts from good articles. Check this site to stay current with wild horse political news.
Here is one of their photographs--they also have videos of BLM roundups.
Photo credit: www.wildhorsepreservation.org
Carole King and Idaho’s wild horses:
read more in Sun Valley Magazine ...
Photographer Elissa Kline, who works at King's ranch outside Challis, has an excellent
portfolio of wild horse photographs.
Photo credit: © Elissa Kline Photography.
You may use the photographs from Kline’s site in homework assignments, but not for any commercial use unless you make an arrangement with
Elissa Kline Any use of Kline’s work should include this phrase: Photo credit Elissa Kline.
The islands of Chincoteague and Assateague, along with other barrier islands of
Maryland and Virginia, are home to herds of wild ponies. There are pony foster parenting
From the Assateague website:
"Thousands travel to Chincoteague for the annual pony penning, after which part of the
fire department's herd is auctioned. The event inspired author Marguerite Henry to write Misty of Chincoteague, a children's classic since its debut in 1947."
Photo credit: savingamericasmustangs.org
From Madeleine Pickens’s Saving America’s Mustangs site: We are currently developing Mustang Monument: Wild Horse Eco-Sanctuary in Northern Nevada. It will be a tourist destination similar to our National Parks where Americans and tourists from around the world can come, observe and be a part of this great part of American history.
What is a Mustang? Wild horses are indigenous to the United States and were re-introduced to North America by the Spanish in the 1500s. Additionally, horse fossils have been recently found and date back to prehistoric time.
Their distinguishing features are their smaller size, good bones, and their extremely hardy bodies.
They have survived on sparse forage for thousands of years. Contrary to everyday horses, wild mustangs can live perfectly well in a desert with no tall grass or hay.
In 1971, the United States Congress recognized Mustangs as "living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West, which continue to contribute to the diversity of life forms within the Nation and enrich the lives of the American people."
Includes links to web and print information.
Horses and burros are available for adoption. You need to show on
the application that you have a large enough corral and the intent to provide
good care. Learn more...
A comprehensive public interest website with extensive advice on ways to
save pets; this page links to discussions of pet adoptions, such as
"What Do Rescue Centres Look For?"
Trail Rides to See Wild Horses in California
Trail Ride to see Mustangs in the Wild Frontier Pack Train offers a variety of rides, one of them featuring wild horses.
From their website: Ride with us as we track and observe the unbridled, untamed, wild mustang horse. Take a step back in time as we explore the past of the Truman Meadow Area in the Inyo National Forest [in California]. Spend four days observing the free roaming herds, blooming wildflowers and other resident wildlife including the mountain lion, a horse's natural predator. After a day in the saddle, relax, watch the sunset and enjoy a hearty meal prepared by our cook over an open fire. Each evening after dinner, discussions will be led by our experienced guides and guest speakers, focusing on the history, social behavior and uncertain future of these proud animals.
This is a trip for those who would like to experience the life of a cowboy out on the range. An active riding trip for people of all ages and riding levels. The group will operate from a base came and will ride out each day to the open range surrounded by high mountains. Don't miss four days of hospitality, home cooking and the thrill of western life.
Cost $500 per person
Dude Ranches and Yoga
Here some websites for ranches that
teach EFEL--Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning; participants deepen their yoga practice by communicating
with horses. :
Also, there is a book,
Yoga for Equestrians: A New Path for Achieving Union with the Horse by Linda Benedik and Veronica Wirth.