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R.T. Fitch

R.T. Fitch, author of "Straight from the Horse's Heart" and President/Co-Founder of 'Wild Horse Freedom Federation' ~ putting People between Wild Equines and Extinction

Wild Horses in the Pryor Mountains, MT - (Photo by Terry Fitch)

Wild Horse Debate Gallops On

By William M. Welch, USA TODAY LOS ANGELES — The Obama administration’s first try at resolving the debate over the wild horses of the West has not gone over well with some. Animal rights groups say that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar‘s proposal to relocate thousands of mustangs to […]

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Habitat for Horses becomes first Equine Sanctuary accredited by GFAS

Today the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, announced Habitat for Horses became the first equine rescue and sanctuary accredited to its standards and, thereby, recognized by GFAS. The accreditation signifies the official implementation of clear and respected international standards for the public, donors and government agencies to recognize credible sanctuaries that adhere to the true mission of providing safe haven and humane care for abused animals.

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What is the BLM Hiding?

by Steven Long, editor of Horseback Magazine Contractor Denies Horseback Request for Access to BLM Gather HOUSTON, (HORSEBACK) – Horseback Magazine requested access an upcoming Wyoming BLM roundup, even offering a signed release by our observer and photographer if they were permitted to watch the operation up close […]

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Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions- Wild Horses on PBS last Night

Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions is the next chapter in the exciting life of the charismatic stallion, Cloud, and the wild horses of the spectacular Arrowhead Mountains of Montana. This new adventure captures the twists and turns of a complex family drama; a tale of two stallions, Cloud and Shaman, who raise each other’s sons: Flint and Bolder. When the loveable colts mature into adult challengers, they battle the very stallions who raised them. Five years in the making, this unpredictable tale is both epic and intimate, tragic and joyful. Cloud fights to win new mares, surprising foals are born, lethal predators prowl, and a government bait trapping operation endangers Cloud’s family. Ginger Kathrens again captures the dynamic, complex, and beautiful world of wild horses.

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All the Pretty Beach Horses

By: Nick DiUlio from Miller-McCune Can the descendants of horses left by Spanish explorers coexist with native plants and animals on North Carolina‘s environmentally sensitive Outer Banks? A study will tell. When  a few local residents first came upon Spec during the early morning hours of May 24, they […]

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The Deadly Gathers of the BLM

by Steven Long, editor of Horseback Magazine HOUSTON, (Horseback) – The Bureau of Land Management‘s concerted effort to thin the herds of wild horses on land it manages has proven deadly, so deadly in fact, that for each of the last two years (and this year’s not over […]

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