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Virtual book tour for the Horse Lover A Cowboy’s Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs

The Horse Lover By H. Alan Day Thank you to ALove4Horses for hosting me on this virtual book tour celebration for the ‘Horse Lover: A Cowboy’s Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs’. I look forward to interacting with your audience and welcome their comments or questions. A little more than ten years ago, my sister, Sandra Day O’Connor, and I co-authored a memoir called Lazy B, about growing up on our family’s southwestern cattle ranch. If you look closely, you’ll see my name below Sandra’s; it has progressively grown smaller over the years. And rightly so. Well, I figured if I wrote half a book, I could write an entire book. I had a story stuffed in my back pocket that I was eager to share with horse people as well as ranchers, animal lovers, and anyone interested in a good adventure tale. The story was about creating the first government-sponsored wild horse sanctuary and caring for 1500 wild mustangs over four years. Yep, that’s what I did after purchasing a gorgeous South Dakota ranch. It was the third ranch I owned and needed it about as much as I needed a permanent migraine. But it lured me in with […]
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Best Places in The World To Spot Wild Horses

If you’re a true lover of horses, you don’t just love our domesticated equine friends, you probably adore the more wild animals out there too. Nothing could be more majestic than a wild stallion running free – doesn’t that sound so poetic? If you’d like to see the awe inspiring sight of a herd of wild horses galloping, then maybe you should plan your next holiday around one of the destinations in this list. Some of them might be right on your doorstep, others might require a little trek into nature, but we assure you, it will be a once in a lifetime experience, and well worth it. Make sure you take a camera! We use the term ‘wild’ horses loosely, as most of the horses on this list are actually feral – once domesticated horses that were let loose! They are still extremely beautiful, and many are rare breeds that you might not see anywhere else! See Przewalski’s Horses in Mongolia Przewalski’s horses nearly went extinct as a species, but thanks to a clever captive breeding program, they have once again been released into the wild. You can see these horses in national parks in China, but the horses […]
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Dressage Horse Story from For the Love of the Horse by Ann Jamieson

Padré He is the “ultimate underdog.”  When the stunning stallion with his bright dun coat and waves of silky black tresses was named Reserve Champion Stallion at Dressage at Devon in 2010, he confounded onlookers curious about his origins. German riding pony?  Lusitano?  Andalusian?  Welsh cob? Nobody guessed correctly. Padré is an American Mustang. And yes, it was the first time in history that a Mustang qualified for, and competed at, Devon. Patti Gruber, a dressage trainer from Illinois, wanted a new dressage partner, a horse that could be competitive at the upper levels.  She was thinking along the lines of an Art Deco pinto warmblood. Patti always brought her horses to the International Equine Podiatry Center in Versailles, Kentucky to be looked at by veterinarian Dr. Rick Redden.  Dr. Redden owned the center’s Mustangs and Patti would always joke, “If you ever want to see what one of these horses can do, let me know.” Dr. Redden had been studying the relationship of genetics in over-bred domestic breeds.  His focus was to determine if leg problems could be eliminated by breeding domestic mares with his genetically pure Mustang stallion Padré.  Padré came from the Palomino Valley herd outside Reno, […]
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America’s Last Mustangs Will be the Focus of The G2 Gallery’s New Exhibit Nature LA: Jennifer MaHarry

On View May 15–June 24, 2012  |  Reception May 19, 6:30–9:00 PM Image Caption: Dominanceby Jennifer Maharry Venice, CA — A tribute to some of America’s last wild horses will be the focus of The G2 Gallery’s upcoming exhibit, Nature LA: Jennifer MaHarry, on view Tuesday, May 15, 2012.  Jennifer’s breathtaking photography documents free-roaming wild horses living in the desert and mountain regions of Western Utah.  A reception will be held Saturday, May 19 from 6:30–9:00 PM. Two years ago, Jennifer presented an exhibit at G2 that featured rescued mustangs at a sanctuary in Ojai, Calif.  For her current project, Jennifer was able to get in and amongst herds of wild horses in their natural state.  She also received permission from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to witness the roundups—or “gathers” as they are termed by the BLM—which serve to inventory—and in most cases remove—wild horses on federal land. The images featured in Nature LA: Jennifer MaHarry document this incredible effort. In 1971, the Nixon administration passed the Wild Horses and Burros Act, deeming mustangs “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West.”  Protections for the horses were mandated, as well […]
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Wild horses on BLM death list

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Wipe out plan for American's wild horses

PRESS RELEASE June 11, 2009- for immediate release Documents Reveal BLM Secret Plan to Destroy Wild Horses
Documents obtained from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) via the Freedom of Information Act by a Phoenix-based non-profit, The Conquistador Program, reveal shocking and detailed plans to destroy healthy wild horses
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Wild Horses rescued by billionaire

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Rich lady to adopt every one of America's wild horses?

I must be dreaming, things like this are just too Disney sounding to be real, but I just found this news, Wild horses spared in dramatic rescue. And to double check I googled the news report title and found it posted here too...
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