Animal Welfare Institute
This site provides opportunities to take action on legislation designed to protect wild horses and burros and contact information for your government representatives.
Bureau of Land Management
The BLM offers several volunteer and donation programs for wild horses.
The BLM offers an adopt-a-horse program. Adopting horses removed from their ranges saves them from living out their lives in long-term government holding.
The Cloud Foundation
The Cloud Foundation provides information on who and where to write on behalf of America’s wild horses and updates on what you can do to protect Cloud’s herd specifically.
OTHER WEB SITES
The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign
The AWHPC provides a wealth of insightful links, articles, and information regarding wild horses and their preservation.
Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program
The BLM manages wild horses and burros in the United States. This site describes their mission and offers information on horse and burro adoption.
Return To Freedom
Neda DeMayo operates a wild horse sanctuary in California, aiming to protect the freedom and natural lifestyle of America’s free ranging wild horses.
Saving the American Wild Horse
This site provides news and updates on the status of wild horse preservation in America.
This blog, managed by C.R. MacDonald, provides statistical reports and updates on the BLM’s management of wild horses and burros in the west.
Slate – “Mustang Sallies: Can America’s wild horses survive another four years of Bush?” (February 16, 2005)
Slate posts this interesting article regarding the wild horse policies of the George W. Bush administration.
Vanity Fair – “Galloping Scared” (November 2006)
Vanity Fair provides an in-depth article on the passage of the Burns Amendment, which removed protections for thousands of wild horses, and where the future of this “cherished symbol of the American west” stands.
The Horse – “Legislative Update: Slaughter” (September 29, 2009)
TheHorse.com posts a 2009 update on the state of horse protection and slaughter legislation.
The New York Times – “7 Preserves Envisioned to Manage Wild Horses” (October 7, 2009)
The Times covers the Department of Interior’s October 2009 announcement regarding its wild horse policy. The Bureau plans to set up a number of preserves in the midwest and east to accommodate the growing number of mustangs removed from the wild.
The Associated Press – “Wild horse plan rekindles cattle grazing debate” (October 17, 2009)
The AP discusses the role that livestock play in the BLM’s desire to move 26,000 wild horses to preserves in the midwest and east.
The Examiner – “Wild horses and burros removed from three states today” (October 20, 2009)
The Examiner reports on the ongoing roundups of America’s wild horses and burros, over 12,000 of which are to be removed between October 2009 and September 2010.
BOOKS AND PRINT
Bryant, Harold and Wyman, Walker Demarquis. The Wild Horse of the West. The Caxton Printers, ltd., 1945
* Henry, Marguerite. Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West. Macmillan Publishing Co., 1966
Hyde, Dayton O, Summers, Rita and Summers, Charles G. Jr. All the Wild Horses: Preserving the Spirit and Beauty of the World’s Wild Horses. Voyageur Press, 2006.
* Kathrens, Ginger. Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies. Bowtie Press, 2001.
Cloud’s Legacy: The Wild Stallion Returns. Bowtie Press, 2003.
Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions. The Cloud Foundation, 2009.
Ryden, Hope. America’s Last Wild Horses: The Classic Study of the Mustangs–Their Pivotal Role in the History of the West, Their Return to the Wild, and the Ongoing Efforts to Preserve Them. Globe Pequot, 2005.
Stillman, Deanne. Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009
Walker, Carol. Wild Hoofbeats: America’s Vanishing Wild Horses. Painted Hills Publishing, 2008.
* Recommended for young readers