Montana: New Angel Horses unveiled and on display in downtown Billings

"Tally Ho" by Carol Spielman. Angel Horses, Billings MT 2015.

Cross-posted from KTVQ.com BILLINGS - The annual fundraiser for Angel Horses now has a stable of colts ready for auction later this summer. The four horses were unveiled Tuesday before they go to a local gallery. Five artists helped create the beautiful works of art. If you remember last year, Angel Horses displayed four horses… Continue reading Montana: New Angel Horses unveiled and on display in downtown Billings

Montana: A field of dead horses angers neighbors

Cross-posted from the Billings-Gazette » by TOM LUTEY LODGE GRASS — The discovery of up to two dozen horses shot dead and dumped in a field has angered people in this reservation town. Residents looking for their missing horses several days ago discovered the dead animals in piles in a hay field roughly a mile… Continue reading Montana: A field of dead horses angers neighbors

Leachman appeals horse abuse conviction

Leachman on trial for horse abuse. Photo: Paul Ruhter/Billings Gazette.

Do you remember the James Leachman story? It is a tragic story of horses left to die at a Montana ranch while disputes raged between Leachman, who owned the ranch where they were kept (situated on tribal lands) and a neighboring cattle ranching family who bought the ranch when it was foreclosed on. No one… Continue reading Leachman appeals horse abuse conviction

Bill targets wild horses being moved to Montana

Cross-posted from the Billings Gazette By FRANCIS DAVIS Montana Standard BUTTE — In response to the Bureau of Land Management’s recent relocation of 700 wild horses to a ranch outside of Ennis, a bill regulating the movement of wild horses is making its way through the Montana Senate and might reach the House by next… Continue reading Bill targets wild horses being moved to Montana

Leachman sentenced to jail for horse abuse

Leachman on trial for horse abuse. Photo: Paul Ruhter/Billings Gazette.

WRITTEN BY JAN FALSTAD / BILLINGS GAZETTE Cross-posted from The Independent Record BILLINGS, MT (Dec. 13, 2012) -- Yellowstone County Justice of the Peace Larry Herman sentenced Billings livestock breeder James Leachman on Wednesday to serve five years in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility, with all but 120 days suspended, for horse abuse. The judge… Continue reading Leachman sentenced to jail for horse abuse

Leg bands not humane testifies expert in Leachman trial

Expert Jenifer Gold testifies in Leachman horse abuse trial. Photo: Bob Zellar.

Cross-posted from the Billings Gazette WRITTEN BY JAN FALSTAD A nationally recognized horse specialist testified Wednesday at James Leachman’s animal abuse trial that unbreakable plastic identification bands should not be used on horses, especially those running loose on the range. Missoula-based veterinarian Jenifer Gold, who taught equine science at Texas A&M University and worked for… Continue reading Leg bands not humane testifies expert in Leachman trial

Leachman horse abuse trial begins

Leachman on trial for horse abuse. Photo: Paul Ruhter/Billings Gazette.

Cross-posted from the Billings Gazette WRITTEN BY JAN FALSTAD BILLINGS -- ( A jury was selected Monday during the opening day of trial for James Leachman of Billings, who is charged with abusing five horses on a ranch he once owned on the Crow Reservation. A jury of six with two alternates was sworn in… Continue reading Leachman horse abuse trial begins

Pryor Mountains wild horse adoption set for Sept. 8

Cloud the Stallion watches over his territory. The Cloud Foundation.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management says at least 38 wild horses captured from the Pryor Mountains will be sold at auction Sept. 8. The horses were captured this summer in an effort to thin the herd and prevent overgrazing at the Pryor Mountain National Horse Range along the Montana-Wyoming border. Fourteen… Continue reading Pryor Mountains wild horse adoption set for Sept. 8

Trapping Pryor Mountain wild horses no quick task

Wild Horse Bait Trap. Lovell Chronicle image.

BRETT FRENCH reporting for the Billings Gazette writes: For the most part, it’s been no problem for Bureau of Land Management officials to trap wild horses in the Pryor Mountains this summer. All they have to do is spread out a little horse kibble — hay, pellets and mineral licks — and wait for the… Continue reading Trapping Pryor Mountain wild horses no quick task

Removals from Cloud’s Pryor Mountain herd continues

The older stallion Prince tries to fight others for a place in the trap. (C) LIVING IMAGES BY CAROL WALKER.

Cross-posted from Wild Hoofbeats REPORTED BY CAROL WALKER "I just spent two days in the Pryor Mountains of Montana. Normally this time of year it is a beautiful and peaceful place to be. Most of the horses in the herd are up in the high meadows, foals are playing, and it is peaceful, especially in… Continue reading Removals from Cloud’s Pryor Mountain herd continues