The Cloud Foundation Wins Reprieve for Pryor Wild Horses

The Temporary Restraining Order was granted. See Press Release below. There is a further hearing set for September 28th in Billings, Montana. Learn more at The Cloud Foundation. THE CLOUD FOUNDATION PRESS RELEASE Temporary Retraining Order prevents September 2 Trapping and Removal COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Susan P. Watters, United States District Judge, has ruled… Continue reading The Cloud Foundation Wins Reprieve for Pryor Wild Horses

PZP and the Pryor Mountain Herd

Pryor Mountain wild horses. Google search result. Unattributed image.

Marybeth Devlin writes following concerning the Pryor Mountain Herd and the use PZP*: The issue underpinning the use of PZP and the continuing cycle of removals of wild horses from the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range is: Whether there are excess wild horses. No, there aren’t. BLM creates the illusion of an overpopulation by administratively… Continue reading PZP and the Pryor Mountain Herd

Genetic Report on Pryor Mountain wild horse herd disappointing

Report card reveals diminished variability in world famous herd of wild stallion Cloud THE CLOUD FOUNDATION PRESS RELEASE COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. (Sept. 16, 2013) -- For over thirty years, the genetics of the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Herd have been tracked by foremost equine geneticist, E. Gus Cothran. His first revelations linking the herd to… Continue reading Genetic Report on Pryor Mountain wild horse herd disappointing

All 45 Pryor wild horses adopted out

Pryor wild horse Kyber loaded following adoption. The Cloud Foundation.

While there are back-slapping reports going around about the BLM's successful placement of all 45 Pryor wild horses and foals put on display from a Pryor Mountains roundup via bait trap, these adoptions would not have occurred the way they did without the hard work, organization and determination of Ginger Kathrens, The Cloud Foundation and… Continue reading All 45 Pryor wild horses adopted out

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

BLM bait trap Cloud’s herd

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

This is beyond disgusting, made even more so because -- like all of the other BLM roundups -- they are unnecessary. Men in the white hats indeed, playing cowboy. What a despicable way to make a living. To be proud of it is even more shameful. The Associated Press reports: POWELL, Wyo. — Cloud, the… Continue reading BLM bait trap Cloud’s herd

BLM seeks another removal in Cloud’s Herd

Action Alert from The Cloud Foundation The BLM Billings Field Office mailed a Scoping Letter to interested parties on July 28th, stating their intent to reach an "Appropriate" Management Level (AML) of 90-120 adult wild horses, one year of age and older in the Pryor Mountains. If they carry out this plan 45 to as… Continue reading BLM seeks another removal in Cloud’s Herd

Congressman Grijalva honors Cloud and all wild horses and burros

The Cloud Foundation released the following announcement: Congressman Grijalva has always been a great friend of wild horses and burros, and we sincerely thank him for introducing the House Legislation below which honors Cloud and all wild horses and burros. We encourage you to contact Representative Grijalva, thanking him for his support of all mustangs… Continue reading Congressman Grijalva honors Cloud and all wild horses and burros