Wild Horses

Wild horses, buffalo and the politics of belonging
Wild horses, buffalo and the politics of belonging
On the Wind River Indian Reservation, two animals slip between the cracks of what is wild and what isn’t.
Wildish Podcast: When a horse goes ‘home’
Wildish Podcast: When a horse goes ‘home’
Episode Six: In Montana, two ranchers adopted ‘Delilah.’ They’re among the growing number of people actually getting paid to adopt wild horses and burros.
Wildish Podcast: The unsexy burro
Wildish Podcast: The unsexy burro
Episode Five: In Arizona, two incarcerated men rehabilitate wild donkeys for adoption.
Wildish Podcast: Why helicopter gathers are so controversial
Wildish Podcast: Why helicopter gathers are so controversial
Episode Four: The risks inherent in the Bureau of Land Management’s ‘most humane’ method of wild horse removal.
Wildish Podcast: Australia’s wild horse conundrum parallels the West’s
Wildish Podcast: Australia’s wild horse conundrum parallels the West’s
Episode Three: The ‘Brumbies’ are protected, but their abundance has degraded the land Down Under and sparked heated debate.
Wildish Podcast: Why wild horses pull on our heartstrings
Wildish Podcast: Why wild horses pull on our heartstrings
Episode Two: A wild mustang’s spirit stirs human emotion, making the Bureau of Land Management seem callous.
Wildish Podcast: Wild horses in a not-so-wild West
Wildish Podcast: Wild horses in a not-so-wild West
Episode One: Is federal mustang management reaching a breaking point?
BLM chief’s wild horse fixation distracts from the real threats to public land
BLM chief’s wild horse fixation distracts from the real threats to public land
Species extinction, near-constant wildfire and widespread drought are a few dangers William Perry Pendley might consider instead.
Arizona’s wild horse paradox
Arizona’s wild horse paradox
Activists and agencies try to balance the West’s horse mythology against herd impacts.
Latest: BLM abandons plan to surgically sterilize wild horses
Latest: BLM abandons plan to surgically sterilize wild horses
The agency will focus on increasing adoption of horses and research other methods.
Wild horses aren’t overrunning the West
Wild horses aren’t overrunning the West
A Trump administration proposal sets wild horse populations at extinction levels.
Wild horse extremists obscure real-world solutions
Wild horse extremists obscure real-world solutions
We need to find a fix for the unhealthy populations of feral horses on public lands.
The Navajo Nation has a wild horse problem
The Navajo Nation has a wild horse problem
The population is exploding, but the tribe doesn’t have funding to manage it.
‘Unbranded’ character responds to accusation of ‘mustang neglect’
‘Unbranded’ character responds to accusation of ‘mustang neglect’
Ben Masters rebukes a recent opinion piece on his 2015 documentary.
Mustangs deserve a better film than ‘Unbranded’
Mustangs deserve a better film than ‘Unbranded’
The 2015 film’s scenery doesn’t make up for the cruelty endured by the wild horses.
It’s time to come to terms with euthanizing wild horses
It’s time to come to terms with euthanizing wild horses
The wild horse and burro debate in the West has devolved to knee-jerk rancor.
Latest: The BLM to study surgical sterilization of wild horses
Latest: The BLM to study surgical sterilization of wild horses
As ever, changes to the agency’s wild horse policy have sparked controversy.
Latest: Investigation proves wild horses were sent to slaughter
Latest: Investigation proves wild horses were sent to slaughter
Management of the West’s wild horses have proved controversial for decades and spawned rumors of maltreatment.
Wild horses: Too much of a good thing
Wild horses: Too much of a good thing
Wild horses wreak environmental havoc. What kind of symbol is this for the American West?
Feral vs. wild horses
Does the name we use really matter?
Is there a way through the West’s bitter wild horse wars?
Is there a way through the West’s bitter wild horse wars?
Activists push compromise as the controversial federal mustang management program reaches a breaking point, with more horses in captivity than roam the range.
Wild horses: Do they belong in the West?
The management of wild horses on Montana's Pryor Mountain's Wild Horse Range is caught between the love Americans have for the animal and the concern some environmentalists have for the impact it has on the land.
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