In 1971, both houses of Congress passed this law unanimously. Virtually from the day it was passed the BLM and the USFS have ignored and violated the will of the Congress and the law. The BLM has actually and arrogantly stated in court that they have full discretion as to how the law is enforced. Federal Judge Rosemary M. Conyers pointedly corrected the BLM in her ruling against them in the Colorado Wild Hose and Burro Coalition lawsuit telling them in the strongest of words that any discretionary powers are specifically for the purpose of management and protection of the wild horses and burros and specifically subject to and in accordance with the provisions of the law. The BLM did not appeal. Links to more on this law follow:
The text of the entire 1971 law:
Our beliefs regarding how to win this battle
and save the wild horses:
Analysis of the key language in the law and how
the BLM is violating that language:
The clear and concise proof that the wild horses
of the American west are very definitely an
indigenous native species and not merely
feral escaped domestic livestock as claimed by cattle and sheep ranchers:
The entire story of our journey with horses (at least through early 2014) is told in the two books that follow: the national best seller The Soul of a Horse – Life Lessons from the Herd and its sequel Born Wild – The Soul of a Horse.
And what a story it is as two novices without a clue stumble and bumble their way through the learning process so that hopefully you won’t have to. If you haven’t read both of these books already please do because with that reading, I believe, will come not just the knowledge of discovery but the passion and the excitement to cause you to commit to your journey with horses, to do for the horse without waiver so that your relationship and experience will be with loving, happy and healthy horses who are willing partners and who never stop trying for you. Horses like ours.
The highly acclaimed best selling sequel to the National Best Seller
The Soul of a Horse – Life Lessons from the Herd
#1 Amazon Best Seller
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But first read the National Best Seller that started it all
Now in it’s 17th printing: