The International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB) is the oldest wild horse and burro organization in the United States and has been innovative in the field of wild horse and burro protection. Under the leadership of our first president, Velma Johnston, affectionately known as Wild Horse Annie, ISPMB and Annie were responsible for the passage of federal legislation in 1971 that gave protection to wild horses and burros on public lands from death and harassment.
(PL 92-195)
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Reproductive rates can be controlled by BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT saving the taxpayers millions of dollars from unnecessary roundups.
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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.

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ISPMB led the way in creating the first ever wild horse adoption program in 1968, which led to the creation of the federal Adopt-A-Horse/Burro program operated by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
In 1971 there were 303 wild herds recognized in the ten western states to be protected under the Act.  Today hundreds of herds have been eliminated by the BLM leading to ISPMB's decision to create a new paradigm in protection of America's wild horses and burros through conservation.



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Fate of wild horsesEPOCH 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.

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Earth Day 2014Navajo Ride To Save Their Horses
All direction trail ride to Window Rock.
July 14th - 21st 2014.

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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


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.'
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Amazing wild horse behaviorAmazing 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.
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