What's new & different this month?
On this month's HORSE SENSE page, you'll find an essay by Mary Lainhart about human and animal communication. Its a topic that's vital to Wild Heart Mustangs™ and its readers, so we hope you find Mary's essay thought-provoking. The Mary Lainhart photographs in our shop communicate so much, on so many levels...and all without a single word.
In This Issue
♦ The Diamond Within
♦ American Mustang History, part 3
♦ You Are What You Eat, and it's the same for your equine
♦ A Look Inside the Equine Mind
♦ MFFR Trainer Spotlight
♦ Heritage Breeds
♦ Essential Oils for Your Equine
♦ Mustang Mentors Program for Veterans
♦ On the Trail with the Nevada Discovery Ride
Wild Heart Mustangs™ promotes awareness, education and respect for wild mustangs and their cousins: donkeys and mules.
A Uniquely American Horse
We love horses, especially wild mustangs, donkeys, burros, and mules. We created the Wild Heart Mustangs™ e-zine to share the information, tools and resources needed to make the most of your relationships with wild mustangs. They’re not like domestic horses, and they need owners and caretakers who know how to feed and train them. With greater knowledge of wild mustangs’ needs and dispositions, we can form strong and lasting partnerships with these uniquely American horses.
The Diamond Within
by Madison Shambaugh
I held my breath as I opened the trailer door. Standing off to the side, I peered through the crack between the door and the trailer frame. I could just barely make out the shadow of a scraggly, bay mustang seeing this new world for the first time, contemplating whether he should step off into the unknown or not...
A Look Inside the Equine Mind
by Laura Scott Dawson
Differences in the minds and behaviors of mustangs versus domestic horses can be summed up in one word-A-W-A-R-E-N-E-S-S. Being aware of its surroundings and its herd is what has kept mustangs alive for hundreds of years. Domestic horses have had the luxury of relative safety and in some cases have even grown a little dulled to their environments...
American Mustang History - Part 3
by Mary A. Lainhart
By the 1930’s overgrazing became a threat to Western rangelands (over 80 million acres of American Public Land in 11 western states). The federal government favored the livelihood of the sheep and cattle ranchers. The wild horses branded as “pests” and in 1934 the extermination of these “pests” began. Tens of thousands were.... READ MORE
RIDING FREEDOM'S TRAIL
Mustang Mentors Program
by Wilfred Sanchez
The Mustang Mentors Program has completely turned my life around. The program is run by the Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF), pairing an Armed Services veteran with a wild mustang and...
Calendar of Events & Much More
We've got a calendar of events, lots of lists with contact information and topics in the world of horses, homesteading, & military veterans programs. We encourage readers to share their own finds...
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