Our SRWHMG Property Got Shot At!

Our SRWHMG Property Got Shot At!
This is not what we want to be in the news for! We are still in disbelief. Our SRWHMG property got shot at. Yesterday, right after feeding the rescued wild horses their dinner, volunteers Tracey, Ryan and Bren heard gunshots. They saw the truck on the Highway that was driving slowly, bam bam bam bam bam, firing 5 to 6 rounds towards the barn, the horses and even the kids. Tracey yelled “duck, run!” Then right after, Bren and Ryan jumped in their car and went after the truck, while Tracey checked on the horses. They caught up to the
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Volunteers care for smallest Salt River horse ever rescued

Volunteers care for smallest Salt River horse ever rescued
MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Volunteers with the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group are nursing a newborn horse back to the health, the smallest wild horse the group says it has ever encountered. Someone called the group’s hotline Sunday after discovering the foal separated from the herd hours after birth in the Tonto National Forest, said SRWHMG president Simone Netherlands. Volunteers were unable to find the horse’s mother. At 33 pounds, the foal is roughly half the weight of a normal newborn horse, Netherlands said. Baby horses typically weigh about 60 pounds. “We just literally got there right in
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Phone tip led rescuers to premature Salt River wild horse

Phone tip led rescuers to premature Salt River wild horse
Call it July "Foal-th". The smallest Salt River Horse ever is on the mend this Fourth of July holiday, and a phone tip may have saved the premature foal's life. Volunteers say if they didn't find this horse when they did, it would be dead by now. After getting a tip from their hotline, the salt river wild horse management group was able to find a premature baby horse fighting for its life. "We sent our field team out right away and we found that this was a tiny, tiny premature baby, just born, and we found out from some bystanders
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SRWHMG Protecting Horses During Drought

SRWHMG Protecting Horses During Drought
The condition of the Salt River wild horses was only getting worse by the day - that's when the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group stepped in. Together with the Arizona Department of Agriculture, they started up an emergency protocol. "We have 12 feed stations all around the river and in secluded locations so they can eat in peace and not in the way of the public," says Simone Netherlands, president of the advocacy group. Along with feeding, there is a birth control program included so horses will not overpopulate. Netherlands says there are over 100 volunteers committed to saving the
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Press Conference and PZP demonstration on SRWHMG property

Press Conference and PZP demonstration on SRWHMG property
The SRWHMG with its 100 volunteers will implement a management program with the following components: - a birth control program to humanely reduce population growth in the Salt River wild horse herd; - emergency feeding as needed; - maintenance of fences and gates and - rescue and sanctuary of injured wild horses when needed. Thank you for your support! Pictures by SRWHMG photographers Pattie and George Walsh and Ron Robertson.
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BREAKING NEWS: Salt River Wild Horse Management Group secures State Contract for the management of  the Salt River Wild Horses

BREAKING NEWS: Salt River Wild Horse Management Group secures State Contract for the management of  the Salt River Wild Horses
Tonto National Forest, Mesa, Ariz. (May 28th, 2018) — The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) announces today that it has been awarded a contract with the State of Arizona to officially manage the Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest. The group was notified that the Arizona Department of Agriculture (AZDA) had chosen the group’s management proposal, which was submitted as part of a competitive bid process managed by the State Procurement Office. Our goal is and always has been freedom, protection and humane management of this treasured historic and recreational resource. The group will hold a press
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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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