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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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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!

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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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NEW MEXICO WILD HORSES & BURROS
Click to see enlarged New Mexico Map


Michele Moore of Garden Valley, CA, and her barrel-racing New Mexico Mustang, Cruise. Cruise was born in the wild on private land in New Mexico.


Valeroso, Spanish Colonial-type mustang adopted by Carmon Deyo & Mike Dibble. Valeroso was gathered off USFS land near Placitas, New Mexico.

 

New Mexico has only two BLM Herd Management areas. Originally there were two more, but these have been zeroed out. New Mexico has many wild horses, but most are not managed by the BLM. Instead they are either on US Forest Service, US Department of Agriculture, Indian Reservations, or private lands.

data from http://www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov/statistics/2005/index.htm


Karen R of Missouri adopted these two buckskin/dun mustangs from near Socorro, New Mexico

Click here to learn how to adopt a New Mexico wild horse from the US Department of Agriculture

USFS Wild Horse Territories in New Mexico:

        News Article about Jicarilla Horses in Protested Roundup

  

There are 9 National Wild Horse Territories in New Mexico:

Wild Horse Territory Name                                                      Forest 

Heber                                                                                      Apache/Sitgreaves (01)
Jicarilla                                                                                     Carson (02)
Mesa Las Viejas                                                                      Carson (02)
Mesa Montosa                                                                         Carson (02)
Jarita Mesa                                                                              Carson (02)
Deep Creek                                                                             Gila (06)
San Diego
                                                      Santa Fe (10)
Caja del Rio                                                                             Santa Fe (10)
Chicoma                                                                                   Santa Fe (10) 

Wild Burro Territory Name                                                       Forest
Double A                                                                                 Kaibab (07)
Dome (Bandelier)                                                                     Santa Fe (10)
Saguaro                                                                                    Tonto (12)

More Info:

1. Jarita Mesa Wild Horse Territory:
      Acres in Territory = 54,866
      Forest = Carson
      Wild horses now in Territory = Yes
      Desired population = 20 to 70 horses as determined by 2002
      Environmental assessment.
      Current population = 80 to 100 horses.
      Grazing allotments that overlap Territory = Jarita Mesa Allotment
            Acres in Jarita Mesa Allotment = 63,673
            Permitted Cattle on Allotment = 2,362 Head Months
            Date Allotment Management Plan Approved = 4/23/2001
            Year next NEPA analysis is planned = 2006
 
2. Jicarilla Wild Horse Territory:
      Acres in Territory = 75,000
      Forest = Carson
      Wild horses now in Territory = Yes
      Desired population = 80 horses.
      Current population = 200 horses. (based on aerial count and
      estimates).
      Grazing allotment that overlaps Territory = Bancos Allotment
            Acres in Bancos Allotment = 16,528
            Permitted Cattle on Allotment =  444 Head Months
            Year next NEPA analysis is planned = 2004
      Grazing allotment that overlaps Territory = Cabresto Allotment
            Acres in Cabresto Allotment = 26,906
            Permitted Cattle on Allotment =  508 Head Months
            Year next NEPA analysis is planned = 2004
      Grazing allotment that overlaps Territory = Carracas Allotment
            Acres in Carracas Allotment = 32,553
            Permitted Cattle on Allotment =   40 Head Months
            Year next NEPA analysis is planned = 2006
      TOTALS for 3 Grazing allotments that overlaps Territory = Bancos 
            + Cabresto + Carracas
            Total Acres  = 75,987
            Permitted Cattle on 3 Allotments =   992 Head Months
 
3. Yeso Montosa Wild Horse Territory:
      Acres in Territory = 4,000
      Forest = Carson
      Wild horses now in Territory = No
      Desired population = 0 horses.
      Current population =  0 horses.
      Grazing allotment that overlaps Territory = Canjilon Allotment
            Acres in Canjilon Allotment = 28,344
            Permitted Cattle on Allotment =  2,901 Head Months
            Date Allotment Management Plan Approved = 3/10/1999
            Date Allotment NEPA Approved = 3/10/1999
      Grazing allotment that overlaps Territory = Mogote Allotment
            Acres in Mogote Allotment = 16,596
            Permitted Cattle on Allotment =  2,409 Head Months
            Date Allotment Management Plan Approved = 1/7/2000
            Date Allotment NEPA Approved = 12/30/1999
      TOTALS for 2 Grazing allotments that overlap Territory = Canjilon 
            + Mogote
            Total Acres  = 44,940
            Permitted Cattle on 3 Allotments =   5,310 Head Months
 
4. Caja Wild Horse Territory:
      Acres in Territory = 14,380
      Forest = Santa Fe
      Wild horses now in Territory = Yes
      Desired population = 48 horses as determined by 1986 
       environmental assessment.
      Current population = 48 horses (estimated).
      Grazing allotments that overlap Territory = Caja del Rio
            Acres in Caja del Rio Allotment = 66,353
            Permitted Cattle on Allotment = 8,297 Head Months
            Year next NEPA analysis is planned = 2006
 
5. Dome Wild Burro Territory:
      Acres in Territory = 3,402
      Forest = Santa Fe
      Wild burros now in Territory = No
      Desired population = 0 burros.
      Current population =  0 burros.
      Grazing allotments that overlap Territory = None
from http://www.whoanm.org/HorseTerritoriesProject/Wild_Horse_Territories_List.htm 
The Gila and White Sands wild horses have been moved from New Mexico government land to a private sanctuary on an Indian Reservation in South Dakota that is overseen by Karen Sussman and the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros

Gila Bend Herd in South Dakota - photos courtesy of Johnnie Forquer

White Sands herd now living in South Dakota - photos courtesy of Johnnie Forquer


Navajo Reservation mustang

"Sir Prize" - Navajo Reservation mustang rescued by Monica Vasey

Wilbur-Cruce mustang

Valeroso, Spanish Colonial-type mustang adopted by Carmon Deyo & Mike Dibble. Valeroso was gathered off USFS land near Placitas, New Mexico.
Heidi Snell
Visual Escapes
Belen, NM

Has an extensive selection of photos she has taken of mustang wild herds near Socorro, New Mexico
http://www.visual-escapes.smugmug.com:80/Animals
 

Brittany Mullins of Mississippi adopted this New Mexico mustang:


Cochese


Carson National Forest horse

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