Easter and Wild Mustangs.

Nevada. Home to nearly half the nation’s wild horses and burros. They are an icon of American freedom and beautiful to watch in the wild, yet the life of a mustang is never easy. Dangers abound the, whether growing up free with the challenge of finding forage, water, and competing for a place within the herd… or being captured, relocated and moved to a domestic life dependent on humans. The BLM currently manages over a hundred designated herd management areas, and periodic gathers are part of the program. More than 200,000 wild horses and burros have been adopted by private citizens since the program began in 1971. Nearly half of these animals came from Nevada.

While some have found amazing new lives with human companions and enjoy the benefits of the horse – human bond, ample feed, medical care, and long nurtured lives, many others become victims of neglect, abuse, or worse. Mustangs are suffering a fate similar to that of the OTTB – a tragic life because there are too many horses and not enough quality homes. Twelve years ago, according to his freeze brand, a beautiful sorrel colt with four white stockings and a prominent blaze was foaled in captivity at the Fallon facility in Northern Nevada. As a yearling he was transferred to an adoption event in Arizona where he found a new home. Please help us save our wild Mustangs!! https://www.blm.gov/adoptahorse/

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