All The Kings Horses holds a special place in their heart for our wild ones. We will assist with as many mustangs we can. Please let us know about any BLM mustangs who may need assistance.
The Wild and Free-Roaming horses and Burros Act of 1971 is an act of congress, signed into law by President Richar M. Nixon
“Congress finds and declares that wild free-roaming horses and burros are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West, (and) that they contribute to the diversity of life forms within the nation and enrich the lives of the American people. (PublicLaw 92-195, December 15, 1971).
Per the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as of March 1, 2018 the current estimated on-range wild horse and burro population is 81,951. Per the BLM as of January 2018 the populations of wild horses and burros in BLM’s off-range facilities is 50,935. The majority of the BLM National WIld Horse and Burro Advisory Board has voted to recommend euthasnasia of all unadopted wild horses and burros in government holding facilities due to problems with overpopulation.
All The King’s Horses takes mustangs directly from BLM and Forest Services holding facilities, and adoption events. We also advocate and make arrangements for hauling opportunities for east coast adopters.
An Educated Advocacy
In the beginning of April 2019 ATKHER Founder/President, Mary Santagata will be attending the PZP Training Program at the Science and Conservation Center in Billings, Montana. Mary’s certification is graciously sponsored by the Cloud Foundation through her involvement with WyWHIP. The equine contraceptive training class is designed to provide the trainee with enough background to explain the science to supporters, critics, the public or the press. This is a vital component in ATKHER quest for an educated advocacy.
“One of the major efforts of the Science and Conservation Center at Zoo Montana involves the humane control of wildlife populations by means of fertility control. To that end, the Science and Conservation Center was created in 1998, an independent non-profit organization that is the world’s only dedicated facility for the development of wildlife contraceptives and methods of applications.”
All The Kings Horses Equine Rescues Founder/President Mary Santagata is an active member of Wyoming Wild Horse Improvement Partnership. In its early stages, WyWHIP, led by Christi Chapman, is in planning with the Bureau of Land Management, (and under the mentorship of the Cloud Foundation and other existing groups), strategy for reducing population growth in the Steward Creek Herd Management Area (HMA) in the Red Desert Complex and specifically Stewart Creek Appropriate Management Levels (AML) are back to mid-range. Various methods will be utilized to accomplish this, including darting and trapping to administer fertility control to mares. WyWHIP will maintain a database of existing horses on the range, and assist the BLM and other groups in promoting the adoption of gathered horses. It is our hope to allow wild horses to remain free, on the lands they call home, without the need for round ups.