As a trainer at Montgomery Creek Ranch I am always trying to keep the way the horse I’m working with feels in the forefront of my mind. Where are his thoughts and how does he feel about what I’m asking?
Any day now, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will announce its decision on how it will proceed with the controversial surgical sterilization (spay) experiments it plans to perform on captive wild mares at the Hines corrals in Burns, Oregon. Before that announcement is made, we would like to make it very clear why we do not support this procedure.
When I first got involved in the wild horse issue and heard about the way the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) provides hoof care to the over 50,000 wild horses and burros at its holding facilities I was horrified. That's because the BLM trims the horses hooves in a chute that turns them onto their sides.
The Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory is 500-square miles of rolling and rough country within the Modoc National Forest just outside of Alturas, California. The area consists of sharp rocks and dense brush — in fact, if the Devil were to grow his own garden, this would be it. It’s rough, beautiful country managed by the United States Forest Service (USFS).
We have had a tremendous amount of interest in our two-year-old mustangs, are getting ready for a fun-filled day at at the Preserve (more on that below) and are so pleased to see the support gaining on Capitol Hill for the passage of the SAFE Act to protect America’s horses from slaughter.