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Wild Horses

Ancient DNA Shows Horses Paid A Price For Their Domestication

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.18.2014 | Science

Humans are believed to have domesticated the horse around 5,500 years ago. And the effects of domestication--including some deleterious ones--can be s...

New Victim, Same Tragedy: The Plight of the American Mustang

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

The American Mustang was a brutal reminder of how the bureaucracy of federal institutions is, at times, ignorant of the cause and effect of their decisions, and the distress they produce. Nothing prepared me for the cruelty of man toward beast that flooded the screen.

The White Horses of the Camargue

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 07.10.2014 | Travel
K.J. Wetherholt

These, as one of the oldest breeds of horse alive, also remind us that there is beauty in nature worth nurturing, and a true partnership to be had, if we allow ourselves the profundity of such a relationship.

New in Provence: The Van Gogh Foundation

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Arles is best known for its Roman monuments, part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with its nearly intact amphitheater, cloister, and obelisk. But Arles is also a beloved cradle of classic painters, who liked the light, the colors, and the rich and vibrant culture of its inhabitants.

Wild Horses at Risk of Slaughter as BLM's Problems Worsen

Suzanne Roy | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Suzanne Roy

The BLM told us this could never happen, but it did. They told us they'd investigate how this happened, but they didn't. They said it would never happen again; do you trust them? You shouldn't.

Wild Horses -- Beauty and the Betrayers: Part Two

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Pamela Glasner

As I have said previously, the wild horses of America's eleven western states are caught in a battle of competing interests for the land on which they...

Wild Horses - Beauty and the Betrayers (Part One)

Pamela Glasner | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Would you be surprised to learn we still have herds of wild horses roaming the American countryside? I guess I've always known it, but it's not somet...

"WE NEED the tonic of wildness."

Suzanne Roy | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green
Suzanne Roy

If this trajectory continues, few, if any, truly wild, free-roaming horses will exist in the coming decades.

Outdoors Adventures in North Carolina's Outer Banks

Lisa Dworkin | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Lisa Dworkin

The Outer Banks is a wonderful vacation spot for people who enjoy unique, and sometimes extreme, activities on land and in the water.

Forgotten War Heroes This Veteran's Day

Suzanne Roy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Suzanne Roy

This Veterans Day please remember the sacrifices of all veterans, including the tens of thousands of horses who tirelessly served this country, and their descendants, who today are forgotten and literally thrown away.

Inspired Freedom Vanishing Art Photography Exhibit Helps to Save America's Precious Wild Horses

Zoe Helene | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Zoe Helene

If you're traveling through or live near Tulsa, Okla., in early October, you won't want to miss Kimerlee Curyl's Freedom Vanishing, a special photography exhibition in support of America's legendary wild horses.

Ma Provence, South of France.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 11.04.2013 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

I have been going to Provence each summer for years now, and I have yet to run out of places to discover. Even when I get lazy and want only to swing in a hammock under a tree, the endless discoveries attract me too much to nap for too long.

Sad News From The National Zoo

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.03.2013 | Green

The National Zoo had sad news on Thursday morning. This morning, we're mourning the death of our 23-year-old male Przewalski's horse Rolles. http:/...

BLM Roundup to "Save" Wild Horses Kills Three Wild Horses

Suzanne Roy | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green
Suzanne Roy

We're still hopeful Secretary Jewell will implement the needed reform, and we stand ready to work with her to turn around this government program that wastes taxpayer money and costs wild horses their freedom and sometimes their lives.

BLM Continues "Business as Usual" for Wild Horse Program 50 Days After Independent Report Urges New Course

Suzanne Roy | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green
Suzanne Roy

In the pubic relations world, late Friday afternoon is the time to release bad news. And the BLM's announcement is bad news indeed for wild horses and American taxpayers. Why?

Opponents Urge Jewell To Reign In Horse Management Budget

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green

RENO, Nev. -- Thirty U.S. representatives urged new U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday to make a priority out of reforming the governmen...

Independent Scientists, American Public, Members of Congress and Celebrities to BLM: Reform Wild Horse Program

Suzanne Roy | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Suzanne Roy

This is a pivotal moment in the fight to save wild horses and burros in the West. Science is now firmly on the side of those who want the wild horses managed in the wild, not removed en masse from their homes on the range.

Facing National Scrutiny, BLM Struggles to Explain Wild Horse Program

Suzanne Roy | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green
Suzanne Roy

As the NBC story points out, even though wild horses are protected by an act of Congress, they have powerful enemies. The power of the people is what's needed now to overcome the special interests allied against America's mustangs.

BLM Digs in Heels Over Costly Approach to Wild Horses Despite Sequester

Suzanne Roy | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Suzanne Roy

If a budget is a statement of priorities, then what are we to make of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) recent decision to sign a $6 million contract with a company that provides helicopters for wild horse roundups while cutting back spending at the largest wild horse adoption facility in the country?

Government and Industry Are Colluding to Eliminate America's Wild Horses -- Will Sally Jewell Stop Them?

Suzanne Roy | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Suzanne Roy

The ranchers who influence the Bureau for Land Management (BLM) policy view wild horses as competition for cheap, taxpayer-subsidized livestock grazing on public lands. They want them gone, and the BLM has been only too happy to comply.

U.S. BLM Emphasizing 'Compassion And Concern' For Wild Horses

AP | SCOTT SONNER and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 04.03.2013 | Denver

RENO, Nev. -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is issuing new policy directives emphasizing "compassion and concern" for wild horses on federal land...

Sale Of Wild Horses To Be Limited

AP | SANDRA CHEREB | Posted 03.06.2013 | Denver

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Sales of wild horses and burros will be restricted under new rules announced Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management af...

Horse Power

Jill_Greenberg | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts
Jill_Greenberg

The horse project is not only an homage to the physique of these sexy beasts but also an exploration of the paradoxical gender identities cast onto this unique animal. We see them as masculine, strong, muscular, even phallic.

What Happened To The Wild Horses Bought From The Gov't?

ProPublica | Dave Philipps | Posted 09.29.2012 | Denver

By Dave Philipps, ProPublica The Bureau of Land Management faced a crisis this spring. The agency protects and manages herds of wild horses tha...

Federal Agency's Horse Castration Plans On Hold

AP | By MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 12.25.2011 | Green

RENO, Nev. -- Federal land managers have agreed to postpone their precedent-setting plan to castrate hundreds of wild stallions in eastern Nevada pend...