Rescues and Welfare

Heat, Horses & Anhidrosis: A Summer Nightmare

By Guest Author | September 1, 2022

In researching equine issues with heat, I received an article published at UF/IFAS about Anhidrosis (or in layman’s terms, non-sweating) in horses. The reasons for non-sweating horses are still unknown, and though data regarding certain breeds has been produced and factors identified, there is no definite treatment defined for this condition.

HRL EXCLUSIVE: Heat & Horses – A Survival Guide

By Cuchullaine O’Reilly | September 1, 2022

Rising temperatures around the planet present a danger to millions of equine lives. Yet the vital facts of how heat can injure or kill horses is not widely known or understood. The most extensive international study of this threat is contained in the Encyclopaedia of Equestrian Exploration, written by CuChullaine O’Reilly, Founder of the Long Riders’ Guild. He has adapted the illustrated chapter which contains the collective wisdom of Long Riders past and present. The author has authorised HRL magazine to encourage the public dissemination of the article in the hope that this vital information may help save equine lives.

The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act: Subverted Over Fifty Years

By Craig Downer | September 1, 2022

By returning to the intent of the Wild Horse and Burro Act, we can step towards a healthy and more balanced ecosystem. That was the intent behind the 1971 law, which enjoyed public support and has even more proponents 50 years later. In the decades since my work with Wild Horse Annie, I have learned many lessons about our equine neighbors, and more evidence that the Wild Horse Act benefits humans and the ecosystem has come to light.

A Toast to Water

By Barbara Godwin | September 1, 2022

Our survival depends on the one thing we take for granted: water. But that life-sustaining element is in serious danger from climate change…and as a result, so are plants, animals, and humanity. It’s time to stand up and work together, to save our water sources so it can continue to save us.

How Horses and Humans Can Impact the Environment

By Barbara Godwin | September 1, 2022

Despite profit-driven misinformation, wild horses and burros are good for the environment – and their capture by BLM is doing real harm to the ongoing climate crisis that impacts us all. These are simple but powerful actions we can all make to make a difference for the planet…whether you own a horse or not.

Wild Horses: A Threatened Symbol Of Hope

By Monica Ross | July 2, 2022

We need to find a way for people to fall in love with America again and to invoke the imagination of the recurring image of a multitude of wild horses racing in a line over mountains and prairies and through water, to understand why the protection of our wild horses and OUR public land along with all wildlife that calls it home are worth fighting for.

Cowboy Convicts: How Prisoners Help Get Wild Horses Adopted

By Samantha Szesciorka | July 2, 2022

The Northern Nevada Correctional Center is a medium-security prison that also houses minimum-security inmates. A small group of those inmates, with approval for good behavior, are allowed to join the prison’s wild horse training program. There, the inmates are paired with wild horses and will spend several months transforming them from untouchable to rideable. The trained horses are offered to the public through a competitive-bid auction several times a year.

An Open Letter to Jim Farley, CEO of Ford Motor Company

By Barbara Godwin | July 2, 2022

With America’s wild mustangs in peril, HRL is reaching out to the CEO of Ford Motor Company, hoping to secure his support in saving these iconic, beloved animals.

HRL EXCLUSIVE: Savin’ All My Love For You

By Cuchullaine O’Reilly | July 2, 2022

It was the 1920s and a new product called Ken-L-Ration dog food was an instant hit. The only problem was that the plant’s owner needed hundreds of thousands of horses to fill the cans of dog food he was selling. The result was horse slaughter on an unimaginable scale, with the Ken-L-Ration company bleeding the country dry of horses in its quest for even greater profits. That’s when one man single handedly attempted to stop the equinocide.

The Extreme Mustang Makeover | Ocala, Florida

By Barbara Godwin | July 2, 2022

Ocala, Florida is a haven for competitive and casual riders alike, with beautiful trailheads and state-of-the-art professional facilities catering to many equine disciplines. It regularly features highly recognized events and exhibitions, such as the Mustang Heritage Foundation’s Extreme Mustang Makeover at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion earlier this year.