America’s wild mustangs are part of our historical heritage and they are our responsibility to protect and preserve. The government’s current purposed horse round up in Northern California and sale of them is not an acceptable way to manage or preserve the animals now roaming freely inside the Modoc National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service purposes to round up hundreds of animals and make them available for adoption over a 30 day period. All those 10 years and older are to be sold without limitations at $1.00 each. This would allow kill buyers to purchase truckloads of horses. We must protect our wild horses and develop a more humane program for herd management. Sending hundreds of healthy horses to slaughter is not the solution!
You can help save the horses by supporting your choice of a wild horse sanctuary and writing or emailing your government representatives to bring the plight of the mustangs to their attention. Act now!
WIN IS ATTRACTED TO HANNAH…from the novel PEGASUS by Marilyn Holdsworth
They had met so unexpectedly. She was seated with friends in the box next to his on the opening day of the Penbrook Park Races. Quite by accident they were introduced by his friend Neil Jacobs, whose thoroughbreds were running that day. She immediately
impressed him with her quiet unassuming manner. Neil had spoken of her articles and told him she was sure to be a candidate for the Pulitzer Prize one day.
Long ago Win had resigned himself to his solitary life after losing his first wife to cancer. But looking at Hannah’s young eager face today he felt how much he wanted her near him. At forty-five, Winston Caughfield III was a handsome distinguished looking
man, but still very aware that he was fifteen years her senior. But when they were together, the age difference seemed of no importance to either of them. In many ways she seemed mature far beyond her years, perhaps because of her total commitment to her work and also the tragedy of her young husband’s death. She seldom spoke of her loss, only once had she mentioned that ill-fated Chicago flight. She was very courageous. He looked over at her now, hair flowing loosely in the wind as she rode. He never would have suspected there was such strength in that slight delicate figure riding beside him, but more than once he had seen her face her adversaries with determination. Some secret source of energy seemed to well up inside and spill out of her. And he knew when she started her research and investigation into this horse thing she would be relentless. He looked forward to sharing in it, but at the same time felt a foreboding sense of fear for her. Above all he wanted to protect her and keep her near him.
You can read more about Pegasus at: http://marilynholdsworth.com/pegasus/
The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign criticizes the BLM. Quote…
“It is truly outrageous that the BLM is blaming wild horse advocates for the removal of over 50% more horses from the Wyoming Checkerboard than the agency announced. If the BLM had not trampled federal law and public opinion in proceeding with this brutal roundup that killed 14 horses outright and robbed more than 1,200 horses of their freedom, then there would have been no grounds for delay. The Herd Management Areas from which these horses removed were not overpopulated – this was done solely to appease local ranchers who believe they are entitled to use and abuse our public lands and receive taxpayer subsidies in the process. Please tell them what you think by posting comments – but please don’t use profanity or threats – just the heartfelt truth.”
Bureau of Land Management – Wyoming added 2 new photos.
Forty-seven wild horses were gathered and removed today from the Adobe Town Herd Management Area (HMA).
Appeals and motions delayed removal operations, allowing more wild horses to move across the fluid boundary from solid block public lands into the checkerboard in preparation for winter and in search of water; thus, the population estimate for the checkerboard was surpassed by the number of wild horses actually removed. A total of 1,263 wild horses (including one branded gelding) were removed from the checkerboard portions of the Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek and Great Divide Basin HMAs since September 15. Removal operations have now concluded.
Removed wild horses will be sent to BLM holding facilities in Canon City, Colorado, and Rock Springs, Wyoming, and prepared for adoption. The wild horses will be available for adoption at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility, the Mantle Adoption and Training Facility in Wheatland, Wyoming, the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton, the Wild Horse Inmate Program in Canon City, Colorado, and through the BLM’s online adoptions.