Salt River Wild Horse and her Baby Saved from Canal Near Mesa

Salt River Wild Horse and her Baby Saved from Canal Near Mesa
Its been an absolutely wild and crazy night rescuing 2 drowning Salt River wild horses from the canal! Even while they are good swimmers, they were drowning from exhaustion in 11 ft deep water. We have now transported both shaking horses to our nearby property to recuperate after their horrible ordeal. They have many cuts and scrapes and the younger one hurt her front fetlock, but they are alive! The Firefighters from station 206 were amazing! They handpulled them up the 15 ft high cement edges of the canal. After identifying these two as Salt River wild horses that came
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Deaths of Salt River horses along Bush Highway lead to new safety measures

Deaths of Salt River horses along Bush Highway lead to new safety measures
Five fatalities of horses being hit by cars since April along Bush Highway, three of them within the past week, have prompted new safety measures to warn drivers. Several message boards were placed along the highway, cautioning drivers to “slow down” and to “watch for horses," according to Tracy Ruth, communications-division manager for the Maricopa County Department of Transportation. Other commitments include working with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to enforce speed limits and painting "watch for horses" signs on the asphalt. Simone Netherlands, president of Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, a non-profit organization that protects the wild horses, said the Transportation Department committed
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SRWHMG Rescues Abandoned Paint Horse

SRWHMG Rescues Abandoned Paint Horse
An aging, domesticated brown and white Paint horse was found abandoned by a volunteer for the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group. Author: Pete Scholz Published: 4:53 PM PST April 2, 2018 Updated: 6:42 PM PST April 2, 2018 TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz - Lester Walker put the call out around 8:30 Monday morning. "We need to get somebody out here. There's a horse out here that's not one of the Salt River's," he said. Walker volunteers with Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, which ooks after the health and welfare of a herd of wild horses that roam near
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Advocates of wild horses deliver 300,000 signature petition to Sen. Flake

Advocates of wild horses deliver 300,000 signature petition to Sen. Flake
3TV | CBS 5 PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Advocates of Arizona’s wild horses delivered on Wednesday a 300,000-signature petition to Sen. Jeff Flake's office in Phoenix, opposing the mass killing of federally protected horses and burros across the U.S. The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group and its partner, the American Wild Horse Campaign, are urging the senator to oppose the Bureau of Land Management’s 2018 budget. This financial plan asks Congress to give the bureau permission to kill wild horses and burros and sell the animals for slaughter, according to the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group. The Senate
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BREAKING NEWS:  President’s Budget proposes to murder wild horses.

BREAKING NEWS:  President’s Budget proposes to murder wild horses.
The budget, if approved, will allow for the murder and slaughter of Americas wild horses and burros on a national scale! The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group is once again outraged! While it may not affect the Salt River wild horses directly, this budget will put all wild horses and burros under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in great harm. The BLM manages approximately 60,000 to 70,000 wild horses left in the wild and 45,000 of them that are stuck in holding pens. We consider those wild horses and burros just as valuable and cherished

SRWHMG Volunteers Keep Eye on Horses During Fire

SRWHMG Volunteers Keep Eye on Horses During Fire
Salt River Wild Horses Survive Cactus Fire Fox10 MESA, Ariz. (KSAZ) - It was a busy day for fire crews as they worked to get control of several wildfires in our state, including the Cactus Fire, which is burning close to home in the Tonto National Forest near Mesa. There is concern about a herd of wild horses that live in the area. Volunteers with the Salt River Wild Horse Management group are monitoring the horses, which have moved to safety. It appears that they've taken shelter under trees and not in danger. Read More: http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/mesa/group-concerned-for-salt-river-wild-horses-near-cactus-fire ABC15 Ashley Loose, MESA

First Colt of 2017 Named “Ducey”

First Colt of 2017 Named “Ducey”
First wild horse baby of 2017 is named after Governor Doug Ducey The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG)  announced that the first colt of the year has been born and was named “Ducey” in honor of the Governor of Arizona. Governor Doug Ducey has played a leading role in saving the Salt River wild horses and the Governor himself listed protecting the horses as one of his six major accomplishments of the year 2016. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script',

Arizona House Congressional leaders call for humane fertility control of Salt River wild horses

Arizona House Congressional leaders call for humane fertility control of Salt River wild horses
Phoenix, AZ (November 23, 2016)... In a sign on letter sent to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this week, Republican and Democrat members of the Arizona House Delegation called on the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), a division of the USDA, to immediately approve a humane fertility control program to manage the Salt River horses of the Tonto National Forest. The letter was written by Congressman Trent Franks and signed by his House colleagues, U.S. Representatives Kyrsten Sinema, Paul Gosar, Raul Grijalva, Matt Salmon and Martha McSally. The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group and its national partner, the American Wild Horse Preservation
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