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Wild Mustangs

  1. D i x i e profile image61
    D i x i eposted 6 years ago

    I have had the recent joy of finding a few larger bands of wild mustangs up in the mountains near where i live and I have gotten some really great pictures of them Just kind of looking about and seeing if anyone else is interested in the Wild horses in Nevada and all the controversy over them.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      i love horses, do you have a hub of them??

    2. Actioncameron profile image59
      Actioncameronposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      We've been following the fate of those Mustangs. Tear your heart out...but there are a few good people hard at work to be sure the culling of them is done humanely with an interest to perpetuate a sustainable herd.
      At the same time there seems to be a heartless group equally busy with their nasty methods like using helicopters to run them in certain directions. It's so upsetting and just makes you feel powerless to see what is happening there.

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      cosetteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      hi D i x i e

      i would be intterested in seeing them, as well as reading about them. just the thought of those beautiful wild horses running free is wonderful. it breaks my heart that Man thinks every animal must be corraled in some way ;_;

      i'm sure there are still some cowboys left somewhere who could round them up, if they must be rounded up, instead of them using helicopters. that must terrify them sad

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    sneakorocksolidposted 6 years ago

    Thats very cool! I saw a good size heard in southern Wyoming a few years ago and they were beautiful!smile

  3. Actioncameron profile image59
    Actioncameronposted 6 years ago

    Sure do! We have 12 at present and expecting two new babies sometime early spring. We are head over heels crazy about our horses. My 14 year old daughter is an exceptional rider and horse handler and Ward has near 60 years experience and so we have alot to share if you have any questions. Love your handle prettydarkhorse. Thanks for your question.

  4. wychic profile image79
    wychicposted 6 years ago

    I've been fascinated with Mustangs my entire life, and grew up watching a herd in Northern Wyoming. My last horse was a pride-cut gelding out of one of the McCullough Peaks herds, and when I get properly set up I'd love to be able to adopt Mustangs and put some of my training expertise to work in making sure they get homes well-suited to them. From everything I've read, the Wyoming Mustangs seem to be doing much better than the Nevada herds, but that could just be because we have smaller herds or because all of the information doesn't get to the media.

  5. horsecrazyheidi profile image59
    horsecrazyheidiposted 6 years ago

    That is so neat I love horses and own 12 myself and I would give anything to see wild horses in the wild

  6. donotfear profile image90
    donotfearposted 6 years ago

    That was what Wild Horse Annie did many decades ago. She got mad at the inhumane treatment of mustangs. Went on a rampage and got a law passed to make it illegal to round em up in inhumane ways.

    1. mkott profile image79
      mkottposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The BLM uses helicopters which for many of us that is inhumane.  I have witnessed a roundup and it was not a pleasant experience.

  7. flread45 profile image82
    flread45posted 6 years ago

    I have caught wild horses and broke them back in the 50s when it was legal to do so.
    some are good and some are not so good.
    Try Jackpot Nevada area on the Salmon river cattle company,you will see many there.

  8. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
    mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago

    Some of my favourite books growing up were the "Silver Brumby" series by Elyne Mitchell, based on wild horses in Australia. In the books the horses could speak to each other, and I just adored these books, based on the life of "Thowra" a pale Brumby Stallion and his rise to leader of his own herd. The books were essential reading for any horse lover, and I even wrote to Elyne Mitchell as a fan, and she actually sent me a handwritten reply, which was lovely.

    I guess now I can never accept culling horses (or any other animals) in the name of them interfering with human habitats. There are usually too many of us, and not enough of them as a result. We just need to "breed" less as humans and learn to share the available land in an equal manner.

  9. rocknrodeogirl profile image88
    rocknrodeogirlposted 6 years ago

    I live near the BLM land and there is actually a "wild horse trap" that someone showed me while we were riding one afternoon. It's crazy to imagine how it was used...and it was so rocky around there I could barely even ride my mare by it. It's really a sad deal that they are wanting to get rid of them. sad

  10. OneGypsyTraveler profile image59
    OneGypsyTravelerposted 6 years ago

    I have been working with Mustangs only since last year. They are amazing when you use natural horsemanship methods on them they respond so, so  fast.
    The place that I keep my horse during the winter has started a horse program with the kids that come there weekly. They just got 36 Mustangs delivered yesterday  for The Youth and Yearling Mustang Challenge that the Mustang Heritage Foundation puts on now days. I was privileged to be able to watch last years competition and this year I will be helping the kids work their horses and get them ready for this springs, challenge. It will be in about 100 days. Some of the mustangs that were delivered are for other local residents that got them for their kids to compete. The semi only deliveres to one place and then you have to go and pick yours up. They are disbursed by chance, you are not allowed to "pick" your horse out. It's a good way to rehome some of the wild ones and make sure that they have a decent chance in life.
    Thanks and happy reading

  11. Dolores Monet profile image91
    Dolores Monetposted 6 years ago

    During a visit to Vegas in the early 90's, we were riding around out in the desert and at twilight came upon a herd of mustangs. They just seemed to appear in that waning light and it was one magical moment.

  12. mkott profile image79
    mkottposted 6 years ago

    I have lived in the Reno area and still have family there.  I will soon move back.  Love the wild horses of Nevada and believe they need to be left alone.  That includes the BLM rounding them up.  Which many Nevadans believe they are sold for their meat since they get more money than if they were to adopt them out.

  13. DonnaCSmith profile image83
    DonnaCSmithposted 6 years ago

    We have wild horses on the coast of North Carolina (I have a few hubs about them) I feel like we are doing a pretty good job of protecting and managing them, but it is a struggle. I don't know how much longer the horses can free-range with the rate of development on our coast.

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    Lecieposted 6 years ago

    i love horses especially wild ones. just to watch them is pure poetry. i live in a state that doesn't have any wild ones. i do watch the segments about them on animal planet and the discovery channel. i would do anything for them. it's just i'm not sure what i can do. being so far away from them makes it hard to really get involved and help. i hate the ifea of people capturing them or taking away their land. i'm just curious how i might help. is there anything at all i can do? i don't have any money to spare so travel is out of the question. how do we help those beautiful animals?

    1. DonnaCSmith profile image83
      DonnaCSmithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Lecie,

      Here is a link to the Corolla Wild Horse website's page on how you can help:


      I am sure a Google search will bring up organizations for the wild horses in the western states.

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    Lecieposted 6 years ago

    thanks for the info. take care.