Diamond with his new son, Free Spirit--Summer 2005.
Free Spirit (now Storm) grew up to be the spittin' image of his father, with one exception. Diamond had one back boot, & Free Spirit has 2 back boots.
At a Town Hall Meeting with US Congressman Jared Polis today, 100 well-spoken citizens from Estes Park , CO asked questions about many issues. When asked about protecting our public lands & our wild horses, he is on definitely on board with on-the-range management: fertility control, no roundups, and protection of the horses in holding. If he is your Congressman, please thank him by phone and... View details ⇨
YOU CAN HELP KEEP OUR WILD HORSES WILD AND FREE!
Not everything we do here at TCF is in the limelight, but it's crucial to keep our wild horse families living free on their home ranges. Our legal efforts to do this are costly--please consider a donation to help us continue this work. Some of our legal battles go on for years, like our commitment to preventing sterilization of the ENTIRE... View details ⇨
Adoption Event this weekend in western CO.
Here is your chance to adopt a beautiful Sand Wash Basin wild horse . We are working to help more herds have volunteer support groups like this throughout the West, preventing helicopter roundups.
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BEHIND THE CARBON CURTAIN--a new book just published this week. Our friend at Western Watersheds Project, Exe. Dir. Erik Molvar, explains how author Jeff Lockwood catalogs the cronyism & intimidation tactics repeatedly used to suppress science, art, & free speech at state universities like the Univ. of Wyoming and Univ. of Colorado-- not just in the US gov't. agencies. Examples include... View details ⇨
BLM is scrubbing most of its history & links off their website--erasing much of its history from public view. Now the home page photo is of a beautiful oil & gas pipeline crossing our public lands. Read more here about this: [ Rtfitchauthor.com Link ]
We were up on Cheyenne Flats on Tillett Ridge when we found 2 bachelors hanging out --5 yr. old Missoula and 19 yr. old Jackson. The younger ones learn a lot from the older guys, and the older guys receive companionship from the young ones. You can see there is not much snow left on the middle ridges, but the mountaintop is still covered.
At the end of the day, we hiked to a far away valley where we thought we saw Encore and Knight earlier. And our guess was right. It was a very windy day, but nothing seems to bother these 2. Also, you can see the protein-rich grass just sprouting on the range is what the horses are devouring.
After 3 days of searching, we finally found where Hickock and his band have been hiding with the new baby Rigel Starr--out of sight . Ginger had seen him here in his bachelor days and they were well hidden from the road with its own little stream for water. Regal Starr is a very strong little girl and is quite curious in her 2nd week of life.
We found her! It took 3 days of searching, but we found Hickock's hideout with his new filly Rigel Star. It's a discreet area, with plenty of new grass and a little stream for water. We watched them for some time and then slipped away back to the road. Ginger had seen Hickock here in his bachelor days, and it's a great place for them to hideout. We enjoyed sitting quietly with the band when we... View details ⇨
35 degrees, light snow, and 2 bands in the Dryhead today. Forget-me-nots are trying to show it's really spring, Blizzard (with his band), & Johnston with Icara, Phantom, Niobrara (Cloud's granddaughter), & Morgana all greeted us on Mustang Flats on this April day.