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Why We Fight

A Wyoming Wild Horse Victory

October 13, 2016

News blast from Ginger Kathrens of The Cloud Foundation

Dear Friends,

On the heels of winning a victory for Oregon wild horse mares, threatened by dangerous sterilization surgery, comes yet another win for the wild ones.

The U.S. Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit upheld a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the State of Wyoming against The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)seeking the removal of hundreds of wild horses from public lands across the state including mustangs from the Stewart Creek Herd.
Ironically, Quinn and I were visiting the Stewart Creek mustangs with Lynn Hanson, my friend and fellow wild horse advocate, when our attorneys learned of this second victory.
(Photo by GK)
Being out here with these beautiful, family and freedom loving icons of the West reminds me of why we fight. Their home is over 230,000 acres of sagebrush valleys and windswept rims along the Continental Divide.
(Lynn shoots Ginger filming)
(Photo by GK)
(Photo by GK)
The first time I saw the colorful Stewart Creek wild horses, it was the dead of winter. Ann Evans and I were driving from Riverton to Rawlins, and we were thrilled to see a family band just a short distance from Hwy 287/789, about 20 miles north of town. Winters are bitter and long in Stewart Creek. The foals above didn't seem to mind.
(Photo by GK)
We saw this lone mustang in his huge home during our winter drive-by. He, too, was not far from the main highway. It was grand to see them in nearly the same place as the winter ones.
(Photo by GK)
(Photo by GK)
We encourage you to try your hand at finding them.
If you have a high clearance vehicle, you can enter the range on a number of sandy roads. Take your binoculars to verify that these often distant dots are real live mustangs!
(Photo by Chad Hanson)

Happy Trails!
Ginger
P.S. As a bonus, you are likely to see hundreds of fleet-footed pronghorns and a cottontail or two. Quinn was particularly fascinated with the rabbits!
(Photo by GK)
(Photo by GK)
Support wild mustangs and Burros.

And from me, thank you for caring and for being here!

~ Lynn




 

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your wild ones being saved! What a wonderful week for the horses!
    Thank you for doing what you do Lynn! (And Chad as well:-)
    xxSheree

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  2. exquisite photos.
    i love the wild horses....their strength, their beauty.
    so thankful for the victory......
    xO

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  3. How perfect that you and Ginger were out there with your horses when the news came in! Three victories in a row! I darned not hope it would go so well. Thank you for all you guys do for them, Lynn. XO

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  4. all those moments of discouragement that nearly broke your spirit... all those moments led you here. you didn't quit.
    so proud of you, and so happy for you both!!
    xoxo

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  5. Congratulations...thank you for all you do! I screamed with joy for you

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  6. You know in your heart why you fight. And it's a good fight.
    xx

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  7. "For every beast of the forest is Mine, The cattle on a thousand hills. "I know every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine.

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