Wild donkeys and horses dig wells that provide water for a host of desert species

A new study finds these equine wells attracted 59 other vertebrate species, boasting 64 percent more species than the surrounding landscape by SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE | 3 May 2021 Wild horses and donkeys are often considered a problem in the American West, but new research suggests their penchant for digging wells with their hooves offers benefits… Continue reading Wild donkeys and horses dig wells that provide water for a host of desert species

California Assemblymembers urge U.S. Govt to place a moratorium on wild horse roundups

California Assembly Joint Resolution 5 Assemblymember Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, has joined forces with Assemblymember Luz Rivas, D-Arleta, in urging the federal government to place a moratorium on the roundup of the state’s free-roaming horses and burros, giving CA AJR5 bipartisan support. The measure states in part: Present plans of the BLM and USFS only continue to… Continue reading California Assemblymembers urge U.S. Govt to place a moratorium on wild horse roundups

Wild horses, bison bring biodiversity

Wild horses gallop across a meadow at a wildlife sanctuary in Milovice, Czech Republic, Friday, July 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek).

MILOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) — Wild horses, bison and other big-hoofed animals once roamed freely in much of Europe. Now they are transforming a former military base outside the Czech capital in an ambitious project to improve biodiversity. Where occupying Soviet troops once held exercises, massive bovines called tauros and other heavy beasts now munch… Continue reading Wild horses, bison bring biodiversity

Mustangs & Renegades — Premiere Party tonight on YouTube

Mustangs & Renegades artwork.

“Mustangs & Renegades”, an episodic series, is having a Premiere Party tonight, October 1st, at 8 pm Eastern Time on YouTube. https://youtu.be/SVS2sScn_L0 Logline “Mustangs & Renegades” is the true account of filmmaker James Anaquad Kleinert as he reveals the roundup and removal of America’s Wild Horses — a direct consequence of the Federal Government selling… Continue reading Mustangs & Renegades — Premiere Party tonight on YouTube

Salt River’s Wild Horses thrive with the help of loving volunteers

Salt River Wild Horses

WBIR CH. 10 NEWS via Emily Powers (KPNX) — Wild horses on the banks of Salt River are a sight that visitors and Arizonans alike love to see when they go to the area on float trips or just looking for a good photo opportunity.  The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group with the oversight… Continue reading Salt River’s Wild Horses thrive with the help of loving volunteers

Unique ranch helps rehabilitate abused Mustangs

Wild Horse Rescue Center, Florida. Image: Orlando Sentinel.

Volunteers find purpose working with horses When Jorge Pousa volunteered eight months ago to put his strong back to good use at the Wild Horse Rescue Center, he expected to muck stalls and occasionally tackle fence repair. But Diane Delano, owner of the Webster-based nonprofit, knows a thing or two about matching humans with horses.… Continue reading Unique ranch helps rehabilitate abused Mustangs