Inadequate handling practices pose added threat to Louisiana’s Wild Horses

Regarding the Current Round Up of 37 Horses, Round Up #5  It’s very important to remember any time you deal with Kill buyers, Kill Pen Horses... etc. the risk of exposure to disease is far greater. Especially for wild horses whose immune systems are not exposed to such pathogens in the wild as would be … Continue reading Inadequate handling practices pose added threat to Louisiana’s Wild Horses

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Permanent vs. Non-Permanent Fertility Control

PEGA would like to express the difference between herd management methods when discussing Wild Horses vs. Domesticated Horses. The domestic horse mentality uses the term “Sterilization” which implies gelding of stallions and/or ovariectomy of mares. These methods of sterilization have been shown to be detrimental to the health and nature of these horses, should never recommended as solutions for Wild … Continue reading Permanent vs. Non-Permanent Fertility Control

US Army, Civilian led Environmental Division / Range Control at Fort Polk, and Texas State University fund Thompson Kill Buyers

Despite ongoing litigation the US Army - Civilian led Environmental Division / Range Control at Fort Polk again has decided to proceed with unethical capture of horses using damaging capture methods. Sadly, the US Army and Civilian Officials managing this initiative have completely ignored direct request and public sentiment by subcontracting with the Thompson’s of … Continue reading US Army, Civilian led Environmental Division / Range Control at Fort Polk, and Texas State University fund Thompson Kill Buyers

Amicus Brief Filed By Dr Phillip Sponenberg in support of Louisiana’s Unique Wild and Free Roaming Horses 

On April 16th, 2018 Dr Phillip Sponenberg, a Choctaw Horse expert with 45 years of experience studying Choctaw Horses, filed an Amicus Brief in support of  the protection and preservation of Louisiana's unique wild and free roaming horses. The Brief states: In the Army's Environmental Assessment (EA), the Army failed to consider: the impact horse removal would … Continue reading Amicus Brief Filed By Dr Phillip Sponenberg in support of Louisiana’s Unique Wild and Free Roaming Horses 

Video Footage of Louisiana’s Wild and Free Roaming Horses – March 2018

The Peason Ridge Annual Tour, held on March 30th, 2018 was truly amazing. Mr. Rickey Roberson, our tour guide and local historian, shared his extensive knowledge about an area in west central Louisiana, known as Peason Ridge. The Ridge is situated between the Sabine River and the Red River, called the Neutral Zone where Native Americans … Continue reading Video Footage of Louisiana’s Wild and Free Roaming Horses – March 2018

Objections Filed in Case to Project Louisiana’s Free Roaming Wild Horses

Objections to the March 9th Report and Recommendation were filed on March 23rd, 2018 Link to Objections here: https://pegasusequine.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/03-23-18-68-1-mem-re-objections-to-rr-1.pdf Link to Report and Recommendation here: https://pegasusequine.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/03-09-18-67-rr-on-pi1.pdf Recap: On Friday, March 9, on narrow grounds a Western District U.S. Magistrate Judge chose not to recommend that the Court stop the elimination of wild and free roaming horses at … Continue reading Objections Filed in Case to Project Louisiana’s Free Roaming Wild Horses

Fort Polk and Texas State University Line Pockets of Kill Buyers in mission to Eliminate Louisiana’s Wild and Free Roaming Horses

Since the US Army’s 2015 public announcement to “eliminate” Louisiana’s Wild and Free Roaming horses, locals and advocates have been extremely concerned.  This proposed plan was immediately met with strong public resistance, however the Army at Fort Polk has continued to move forward with this plan for elimination; a plan most US citizens would certainly disapprove … Continue reading Fort Polk and Texas State University Line Pockets of Kill Buyers in mission to Eliminate Louisiana’s Wild and Free Roaming Horses

Preliminary Injunction Motion Filed to Protect Wild and Free Roaming Heritage Horses In Louisiana

Over the holiday season, Fort Polk began escalating their proposed plan to eliminate the wild and free-roaming heritage horses of Louisiana. This escalation brought forth new information and prompted a swift response by Pegasus Equine Guardian Association (PEGA), a Preliminary Injunction motion was filed on Monday, January 8th, 2018. Below is the Press Release issued by … Continue reading Preliminary Injunction Motion Filed to Protect Wild and Free Roaming Heritage Horses In Louisiana

Contact: Louisiana Public Officials regarding Louisiana’s Wild and Free Roaming Horses at Fort Polk and Kisatchie National Forest

In light of several recent reports regarding the welfare of the wild and free roaming horses of Louisiana at Fort Polk, a slide of public officials to contact has been created to assist the public. There are 3 pages in this slide, use the arrows to scroll through the pages. Included directly below will be … Continue reading Contact: Louisiana Public Officials regarding Louisiana’s Wild and Free Roaming Horses at Fort Polk and Kisatchie National Forest