HELP WANTED: 

LEARN EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT WILD HORSES.  A GREAT OPPORTUNITY;  RIGHT IN THE HEART OF THE CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX RESERVATION.

SKILLS NEEDED:  
Must be able to have positive relationships with horses;  must be reliable, able to fix fence, drive tractor, lift 100# panels, clean stalls,  and multi task, assist with behavioral studies., no smoking drugs or alcohol.

Please e-mail ISPMB –ispmb@lakotanetwork.com 
for more information.

Inhumane BLM Round Ups Must StopInhumane BLM Round Ups Must Stop!
2008 Sand Wash Round Up

 

A Farewell to our esteemed Michael Blake

 

The Council Circle of ISPMB announces the passing of our beloved Vice-President, Michael Blake, on May 2, 2015 at his home in Tucson where he resided with his wife, Marianne Mortensen Blake, and their three children, Quanah, Monahsetah and Lozen who were named after historic Native Americans.

 

Michael has been an active participant of ISPMB since 2010 when he joined our Council Circle (Board of Directors) and worked together with ISPMB's president, Karen Sussman whom he had known since 1991.

 

In 1991, Michael adopted his first wild horse named Twelve.  This beautiful black horse, although castrated by the BLM, never lost his regal stallion characteristics.  He was tattooed on its left hind flank with the number 1202 as they did in concentration camps of yore.   Michael relates that it was not the number that Twelve was named after but that on a scale from one to ten, Michael rated his horse a 12, hence the name.   He also adopted a mare Samantha whose spirit was as free as Twelve and who would keep this once great stallion company.


Both of these horses changed Michael’s life and directed him into a course of action saving America’s wild horses for the next two decades.
For many American’s, Michael will be dearly remembered for his famous screen play for the movie, “Dances With Wolves” which won him an Oscar for best screen play.  His dear friend, Kevin Costner starred and directed the movie which received seven total Oscars in 1990.


He will be remembered by our organization as immensely passionate about the need to protect wild horses keeping their families intact and free from roundups on our public lands. 


Michael was always proud of ISPMB’s accomplishments.  He was especially thrilled that ISPMB saved four wild herds of horses knowing that for the past 15 years, they have been living happily together in families here at our ranch undisturbed by helicopters and roundups like their public land counterparts.


Michael’s spirit will always live on in our hearts.   We bid farewell to our hero.


He is survived by wife Marrianne and their three children. The family asks that any donations be made in his name to the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros. You can donate in Michael's memory via PayPal.

EPOCH TIMES, November 2014
What will be the fate of wild horses on America’s public lands? If a cow-and-a-half are worth $3,000 and a horse is worth nothing there is soon to be an apocalypse for the horse.
November 2014
Earth Day 2014Navajo Ride To Save Their Horses
All direction trail ride to Window Rock.
July 14th - 21st 2014.
July 2014
Earth Day 2014Contemplating Earth Day Through the Eyes of a Wild Horse - Then and Now
Written by Karen Sussman based on her knowledge of wild horses and the rich Native Culture amongst which she resides
April 2014
Good Homes Sought For Rare Horses
As ISPMB downsizes due to lack of availability of hay. This is a first time and rare opportunity.
July 2013
A Heart Warming StoryA Heart Warming Story to Raise Your Spirits
Santiago returns to his herd.
The "will to live" of a wild horse is one of most extraordinary qualities of "wild."
June 2013
Amazing Wild Horse Behavior - Saving the Black Stallion
This information is intended to show the true spirit and magnificence of these wild animals which are fast disappearing from our American landscapes.  Your donations will help our work.
June 2013

Win a Trip to Our RanchWin a Trip to Our Ranch
Enjoy a Weekend With the Mustangs in Beautiful South Dakota.
ISPMB is a 501 (c) 3 not-for profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKSHOP SET AT ISPMB
June 14th-17th

Sign up for an experience of a lifetime photographing ISPMB's four wild herds. Weldon Lee will teach you everything you wanted to know about photography. His photography has been exhibited at the Denver Museum of Natural History to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh.
Call now for more information and register for the workshop. Phone: 303.747.2074 Website: www.weldonlee.com

A Must Read!
Order Wild Horse Annie and the Last of the Mustangs, today!

All proceeds benefit ISPMB, Velma's original organization!


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