November 19, 2007

November 19, 2007

  • The National Transportation and Safety Board has released a preliminary report regarding the reasons a helicopter crashed during the recent removals of wild horses from the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. The final reports release date is still unknown.
  • Hoof Rehabilitation Specialist, Pete Ramey, posts an article about his first time experience with studying wild horse hooves. Pete is pioneering new techniques and data regarding hoof care and is also working on sharing his valuable insight and studies with others through extensive workshops, a book titled, Making Natural Hoof Care Work for You and a recently released DVD series titled, Under The Horse. Expanding his research to include wild horses, Pete states, " So I walked into wild horse country thinking I was a tourist on a trip; confirming what I already knew. I could not have been more blind.....I thought I was ready, but what I saw literally blew me away. I have worked on thousands of horses, all over the world.....Understand that after two minutes with the wild ones, I knew I had never seen a true horse. I literaly had no idea of their potential". A fascinating article on every account - highly recommended, both for Pete's insights and expanding education into proper care for hooves!!!
  • The Nevada Commission for the Preservation of Wild Horses will conduct their next meeting on November 26, 2007 an 12:00 pm (noon) at the Washoe County Commission Chambers, 1001 E. 9th, Reno, NV 89512. Copies of the Commission's agenda were cited as posted on their website, at but as of today, no agenda is publicly available.

The Commissions privately released agenda plans to address and may take action on the following items:

1. Issuing recommendations for the National policies and procedures of implementing gelding herds in lieu of functional reproductive herds to the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.

2. Discussing Litigation Options regarding the wild horse and burro program though no information was provided on what the Commission intends to begin litigation on.

3. Requesting studies on fertility control treatments that now have been applied to a large percentage of the remaining wild populations.

4. Reviewing BLM management of the Nellis wild horses located in the Nevada Wild Horse range with special emphasis on water management or the lack of it.

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