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This is a non-commercial, independent website, owned and written by Nancy Kerson, for the benefit of actual and potential adopters of BLM Mustangs and Burros and similar animals.

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Working With Wild Horses, Second Edition
Working With Wild Horses
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This website is owned and created
by Nancy Kerson, a private
citizen - I am not the BLM or anyother branch of  government!

Information about BLM adoptions
is offered as a service, to help
mustangs find homes and to
promote public appreciation of
wild horses and burros.

For information about the BLM
Wild Horse & Burro Program,
please call (866) 4MUSTANGS
or Click HERE

Please direct adoption questions
to the BLM, not to me.

And I sure as heck am not a
Mustang car dealership!

I have NO horses or burros for
sale and am not interested in
buying or listing or otherwise
promoting your sale animals!

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2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,
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VIDEOS OF INTEREST TO MUSTANG & BURRO ADOPTERS:


Kitty Lauman:
From Wild to Willing:
Using the Bamboo Pole to Gentle Mustangs
More from Lauman Training available now!

2-DVD set: almost 3 hours of instruction!

$39.95 plus $5 shipping/handling = $44.95 total

BUY 2 DVD Set:

Can't Order Online?
No Problem!
Just email us and we'll tell you
how to mail order


Lesley Neuman:
The First Touch
Gentling Your Mustang
$45.00

Lesley works with 3 wild horses at a BLM adoption, and very clearly explains what is happening, what she is doing, & what she sees in each horse as it progresses. Study this video and you can learn "pressure and release" gentling techniques to gentle your own new mustang!

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Help for Burro adopters!
Crystal Ward
Donkey Training

All the basics of gentling, handling, and training. A MUST for new burro adopters! Good for domestic donkeys, too!

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A SHORT HISTORY OF HORSES IN AMERICA

"If I had more time, I would have written less" - Mark Twain

PAGES IN WILD HORSE (MUSTANG) HISTORY SECTION:
Beginning: Menu  Pre-History  Domestication  Return to America  Return to the Wild   Mid-1800's to 1970   The Creation of the BLM Wild Horse & Burro Program   Wild Horses & Burros in the 21st Century

Alternative Histories   Our Mustang Heritage

America’s Heritage: Wild Horses

Did you know that horses originated in North America? 

They evolved here and thrived in their modern form for many thousands of years before disappearing 8,000 - 10,000 years ago. When European explorers re-introduced them, the horses were simply returning home.


Did you know that horses evolved in North America?

MAIN TOPICS: (Click on one)

 

Recommended Readings:

Into the Wind: Wild Horses of North America
Into the Wind: Wild Horses of North America
by Jay F. Kirkpatrick and Michael Harlowe Francis (Photographer)

My all-time favorite!

Wild Horse Controversy

by Heather Smith Thomas

A fascinating and well-researched history of wild horses in America, written in 1979. Much more thorough than many wild horse histories, and more balanced than many books with an agenda - whether for or against Mustangs.

Black Cowboy, Wild Horses

by Julius Lester

 

The Nature of Horses

 by Stephen Budiansky

Great science, great writing. Highly recommended!

America's Last Wild Horses: The Classic Study of the Mustangs--Their Pivotal Role in the History of the West, Their Return to the Wild, and the Ongoing Efforts to Preserve Them

By Hope Ryden

The long title says it all. Hope Ryden was a journalist who became a prominent activist in the struggle to get the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act passed, and to influence development of the BLM wild horse and burro program as we know it today.

Mustang:
The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West

Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West
by Deanne Stillman

A passionately written, riveting read. Well-researched on the history side, a bit weak on the modern side.

Honest Horses: Wild Horses of the Great Basin

by Paula Morin

Explores the many facets of wild horse issues and history, through the eyes of a wide range of participants, observers, and "stake holders."

The Mustangs
The Mustangs
by Frank Dobie
originally published in 1934, re-published with a forward by Dayton Hyde in 2005

A classic! The History, Lore, Romance, and cultural impact of the wild horse in America.

The more things change, the more they stay the same...

Mustang! Spirit of the West

by Marguerite Henry

This is a book written for kids, so it's good for kids. But adults might also enjoy this easy-reading intro to Wild Horse Annie.


Click here for Nevada BLM'S
"MUSTANG COUNTRY"
FREE online booklet

It's chock full of info for mustang buffs, including wild horse history, visitor tips and camping info.
Dr. Jay Fitzpatrick & Dr. Patricia Fazio:
Wild Horses as Native Wildlife

Two scientists make a case for horses as native wildlife, debunking the "invasive non-native species" onus that has been the basis of so many laws concerning wild horses.

 

PAGES IN WILD HORSE (MUSTANG) HISTORY SECTION:
Beginning: Menu  Pre-History  Domestication  Return to America  Return to the Wild   Mid-1800's to 1970   The Creation of the BLM Wild Horse & Burro Program   Wild Horses & Burros in the 21st Century    Alternative Histories   Our Mustang Heritage

 

 

 

 

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