Posted by: forgingahead | August 14, 2009

What You Can Do to Save a Wild Horse

I know, the world is in a state. So many causes, so little time.

But could I possibly convince you to go to The White House Webform and copy and paste these words (see below) into the form?

Or write your own. I’m just trying to make it easy to save to herd of wild horses.

Meet Cloud…it’s his herd.


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Dear President Obama,

Please stop the BLM’s removal of 70 wild horses (plus foals) from the herd in Montana’s Pryor Mountains starting September 1st.

There are currently only 190 wild horses in the herd and noted equine geneticist Dr. Gus Cothran told the BLM that 150-200 adult horses are needed to ensure the genetic diversity vital to their long term survival.

These 70 horses would be placed in jeopardy. Any horse over 10 years of age can be bought directly by Canadian and Mexican slaughterhouses.

Younger horses not adopted would be put into government holding with 33,000 others that the BLM has removed from the wild and has proposed killing because they can no longer afford to feed them.

BLM cites poor range condition as the reason to remove the horses but abundant snow and rain for the past two and a half years has produced wonderful range conditions according to all who have visited Cloud and his herd.

Please intervene on behalf of the Pryor Wild Horse Herd.

Thank you.

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The PryorMountain wild horses are descendants of the Lewis and Clark horses who were stolen by the Crow Indians in the early 1800’s. They can be traced further back to the horses brought over with the Spanish Conquistadors in 1500 making them one of the most Spanish of all wild horse herds in North America.


Here’s a recent pic of the herd happily grazing on green pastures.

Want more details? The Cloud Foundation is the place to go.

As wine-cooler producers Bartles & Jaymes used to say, thank you for your support.

p.s. I put a Wikipedia link in there for you youngsters who weren’t around in the heyday of wine coolers. Trust me, you didn’t miss much.



  1. Excapt maybe for the ugly hangovers. Ug. This is a good cause. Thanks for the head’s up!

  2. Thanks for your comment about running…it’s kind of like riding a horse too, don’t you think? The freedom?

    I didn’t know anything about this cause…thanks for sharing it!

  3. I saw a documentary about Cloud and his herd. I didn’t realize they were in jeopardy! Thank you for the link.

  4. […] For me it’s a mix of horse people and cycling fans. And they’re all talking about things they care about. Who won the recent bike race? How many mustangs are the BLM planning to round up? […]

  5. Please do not forget that all wild horse herds are in danger because of BLM mis-managment over the years. They are actually “zeroing out” herds in Nevada and taking away over 1 million acres of their rangelands…..Clouds herd is not being “zeroed out” just yet, although the herd numbers are set too low. It is Nevadas (11) wild horse herds that are in crisis right now. Please do not forget them! Fight against the zeroing out of ANY wild horse herds. Read more about it here;

  6. The American Mustang is part of our heritage
    and worth preserving. I strongly urge the BLM
    to protect these magnificent animals who
    deserve to be left in their natural habitat. We
    need to be their voice and protect them from
    the senseless roundups. Please, show them
    respect and compassion,,,,,,,let them run free!

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