Archives for 2009

National Wild Horse Adoption Day: September 26

Wild horse and humane animal advocacy groups from across the nation are joining forces for a single cause: to encourage the American public to consider and act on the adoption of a wild horse or burro. A goal of 1,000 adoptions has been set for the first National Wild Horse Adoption Day, which will be held September 26, 2009.

PSA: Saving the American Wild Horse

Sheryl Crow & Viggo Mortensen lend their support and knowledge for preserving the last few remaining free roaming wild horses and burros in America.

Saving the American Wild Horse

Saving the American Wild Horse, a poignant documentary hosted by Viggo Mortensen, Sheryl Crow, Peter Coyote, and directed by Emmy Award-winning Documentary Filmmaker, James Kleinert, examines the politics behind the Bureau of Land Management’s controversial policies regarding wild horses on public lands and questions the fate of America’s Wild Horses and Burros, whose very existence is in jeopardy.

Fiona Purdy

Fiona paints the Modern Horse in a dynamic vibrant, imaginative style. Her favorite subject is the glorious Arabian horse, however, she does also paint many other breeds. Fiona’s horses seem to break free from the confines of the canvas, leaping through the highly decorative hand painted borders that compliments each horse’s personality perfectly.

War Horse: A History of the Military Horse and Rider

In War Horse: A History of the Military Horse and Rider, Louis A. DiMarco discusses all of the uses of horses in battle, including the Greek, Persian, and Roman cavalry, the medieval knight and his mount, the horse warriors—Huns, Mongols, Arabs, and Cossacks—the mounted formations of Frederick the Great and Napoleon, and mounted unconventional fighters, such as American Indians, the Boers, and partisans during World War II.

Save the Brumbies

The Australian Heritage Brumby is a unique equine and epitomizes the spirit of freedom, roaming through rugged bush land and the harsh outback areas of Australia where they are free to run wild and survive in extreme conditions.

Nokota Horse Conservancy

The Nokota Horse Conservancy is a nonprofit organization established in 1999 to preserve the unique and historical Nokota Horse. These wild horses of the northern plains inhabited the Little Missouri badlands, now encompassed by Theodore Roosevelt National Park, for more than a century. They were removed by the National Park Service and sold during the 1980s and 1990s. The vast majority of the remaining Nokota horses now survive on the overburdened Kuntz Ranch.

Gypsy Vanner Horse Association

It is the mission of the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society to respect The spoken words of Gypsies who have dedicated lifetimes in the pursuit of breeding the perfect caravan horse… the Gypsy Vanner. The Gypsy Vanner Horse Society’s mission is to bring honor, recognition, and a better understanding to one of the world’s most colorful and least understood societies and the horses they love so dearly.

Gyspy Cob and Drum Horse Association

The Gypsy Cob and Drum Horse Association was formed as a way to protect the breed, record the parentage, preserve the history, and promote the Gypsy Cob and Drum Horse as a breed in North America.

Mustang Heritage Foundation

The Mustang Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating successful adoptions for America’s excess mustangs and burros. Founded in 2001, its mission is to help promote the Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Program and increase the number of successful adoptions.