All of our supporters are incredibly good at contacting legislators. Today we ask you to give your voices to all BLM managed wild horses by calling congress. Congress will begin discussions to finalize Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations Legislation today. The committee will reconcile differences in the House and Senate versions of these spending bills. If the House version is passed, it would authorize the BLM to seperate wild horses and burros in non-reproducing and single-sex herds and subject them to risky, invasive surgeries. It could mean the beginning of the end for the iconic, free-roaming mustang herds of the American West.
Did you know that we also have a page where you can share your own pictures and experiences with the Salt River wild horses, and interact with others who enjoy coming to the Salt River? It is a wonderful interactive community and has almost reached 8000 members! To visit the page click below and request to enter! Enjoy!https://www.facebook.com/groups/152187765122492/
LABOR of love….🐴💕
Our volunteers do much more than rescue injured Salt River wild horses…For example…
A regular day for us starts at 5 am 🕔 with opening of the Forest Service gate at first light. We then patrol all areas where
Managing wild horses this closely, it gets tough sometimes, it does. Danger lies around the corner for each wild horse born free. Only the toughest and luckiest make it past their first year. We know that we cannot save them all, even when we give it our all, like in Cheyenne or in Sidneys case. But it won't stop us from doing the right thing the next time we encounter suffering, and the next. Knowing you - our supporters- are on this wild ride alongside us is huge. We know it pains you as well when we loose one. So,
We are double sad about this: Little Sidney, named after Senator John Sidney McCain, joined him in crossing over to greener pastures where pain does not exist. She put up a brave fight, but succumbed to something mysterious that neither we nor our veteranarians have found the cause for yet. We sent her body down to Midwestern University to try to and learn more, as this may help future cases. (We will post a case report). We are so sorry and can assure you that we gave it our all, as we do for every Salt River wild horse. She was
On Saturday we rescued a newborn that was stuck in the river. We named her Sidney in honor of Senator John Sidney McCain, who fought with us for the protection of the Salt River wild horses. We tried to find her band to reunite her, to no avail. But it turns out there was a reason for her not being able to keep up with her band, as there usually is. At first she was doing ok and drinking well, but her face started mysteriously swelling up and she is currently at the vet and not doing well. So far it
Did you know that you can follow our rescues much more up close and personal on this page? You can support all of our volunteers there who take such amazing care of all of the rescues. There are daily updates! Request access to our wild rescues page by clicking here. (We dont accept trolls or negative people, lol) Yes SRWHMG acres is the place to be! (And yes we are always looking for great new volunteers!)
To all visitors, kayakers, tubers and helicopters above the Salt River. Help needed! -We have rescued a newborn foal that was stuck in brush in the river yesterday. She can still be reunited with the mother if we find her band (her family) today. -We had our search teams out yesterday and again today, and we are looking for Biff's band of 11 horses last seen around the mudcliffs. (Between Foxtail and Golfield exit 4). -From the air or water, you would see two bright white horses, one with black mane, one with white mane, 2 roans (pinkish colored) plus one
He was a hero for the Salt River wild horses, like he was a hero in many other ways. He represented his constituents powerfully when he wrote letters to the Forest Service questioning the roundup. Thank you Senator McCain. With utmost respect and condolences to Cindy and the family. May he rest in peace. SRWHMG.