Great Article

This is a great article, please try to have everyone read and pass along so this will elevate it’s importance. Thanks so much for everyone’s support. We are going to be at Britton Springs on Saturday for the Adoption/Sale. We will be in Washington DC for the Advisory Meeting and Mustangs on the Hill to support S1579. More on the Blog soon.


30 Responses to “Great Article”

  1. Janet Ferguson Says:

    I posted it to my website, along with wishes for Senator Byrd’s full recovery.

    Excellent article covers all the talking points, dates and issues. Thank goodness this has been written. Thank you to the hamptonroads news service.

  2. Barbara Steele Says:

    There is a high interest in wild horses in that area due to the “island ponies”. Now if an article gets published in the Washington Post before Monday. Let’s all send the Post emails!

    • jo bunny Says:

      isn’t there another population of wild/feral ponies down in the southern part of the state, too???? not far from the applachian trail……..protected by forest service, if i remember correctly……popular with the people in the region…..maybe that area might be worth sending a press releasel too!

      • Marilyn Wargo Says:

        i think Barbara told us their name. Yes, she had that info up yesterday. mar

      • jo bunny Says:

        well, there are the more famous chincoteague/assateague island ponies, but then there is this other group of wild/feral ponies down in damascus, virginia….i’m just now reading more about them…..had vague memories of them from when i lived in virginia…..mount rogers/wilburn ridge ponies…..totally different from chincoteague ponies on the east coast. but another herd of wild ponies, living on forest service land, being protected by people in the area……

      • Barbara Steele Says:

        The ponies on Mt. Rogers, highest mountain in VA, are a herd of Shetland ponies that were released in the 1970’s. Some of the foals are auctioned off (I think this coming weekend). They were put there for fire prevention and to keep the meadows open. There is also cattle grazing in the area and I think the people who own the cattle like the ponies! There is an article about them just recently in the Southern States Equine magazine online. Will try to find it.

      • jo bunny Says:

        yay!! people who own the cattle like the ponies!!!

        how i LOVE hearing that!!! 8 )

      • Marilyn Wargo Says:

        Jo B and Barbara, Yeah, after everything today it is nice to hear something good!

      • Barbara Steele Says:

        Here is the link to Southern States article on ponies of Mt.Rogers.

    • jo bunny Says:

      then there are the cumberland island horses down in georgia…protected by none other than the national park service…how do the locals feel about those horses???
      from one of the webpages on their horses:
      “There was some effort to thin the herds in the early 1970s when they numbered in the hundreds, but since then the National Park Service has not interfered with the population. In recent years, as more attention has been given to the effect of the horses on the fragile island ecosystem, the Park has been exploring a number of options to find a balance between the island’s ecological requirements and the spirit and history that the horses bring to its sandy shores, windswept dunes and cool shady lawns. ”

      wonder what options they are trying & what support the horses get from the island folk????

      • Marilyn Wargo Says:

        I hope they can find a balance that is horse friendly. These days officials are best off not taking advice from anyone in the West. The West needs to see how the East has been doing things with the people. Mar

      • jo bunny Says:

        yes, marilyn, i agree….the west needs to see how the east has been doing things……i’ve been reading a litlte more on the options that have been tried….they seem to be SO much more humane!!! as i’m reading this, i am learning alot….shackleford ponies information…
        “Veterinarians, biologists, scientists, politicians, concerned locals, horse activists, tourism leaders, and Park Service personnel all have a say in today’s management of the herd.” huh!!! look, folks!! it can be done!!! there are a LOT more wild pony populations out there than i had realized….& the one thing i’m noticing about these other populations is that these animasl arep protected, treated humanely, AND NO BLM MENTIONED ANYWHERE!!!! interrrrrrrrrrresting…..

      • Barbara Steele Says:

        and the public is being included in the management of the herds!

      • jo bunny Says:

        EXACTLY, barbara!! the PUBLIC is being included in the management of the herds! AND THE POWERS THAT BE ARE PAYING ATTENTION TO THEM.
        yay! yahooooo! yippeeeeeeee!!!! hope.

        now. if the senator landrieu can get this kind of model going in her plan to remove blm from wild horse management…wow!!!!! just think of the possibilities.

        & wow. there are WAY more wild horse populations on the east coast than i ever knew! horses who have lived wild on the islands since the 16th century…..

    • Morgan Williams Says:

      I have a contact who writes for the Washington Post on-line. I am sending this article to him. The writer did some terrific work to keep the plight of Laura Ling and Euna Lee at the forefront until the two women were released from North Korea.

  3. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    The Washington Post has taken some hits recently, it might be a good thing to go after this story as they are still amazing journalists and researchers. I will send them a news tip, a bunch of us ought to. They are in DC and have huge following still. Mar

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  4. Nikki Says:

    Have any of you ever looked at the other side of this story? Seriously, have you? There are other liars out there and one of the biggest ones being the ones you support. Get your heads out of your butts people and take a look at what is actually going on! … Not that this will be posted…

    • Morgan Williams Says:


      Your comment was posted. You probably are surprised. However, can you explain yourself better with what you see as the other side of the story?


  5. Barbara Steele Says:

    Hot links didn’t come through. Here is the link to WP contacts

  6. Morgan Williams Says:

    Diane Tennant did a great job with the article.

    Okay, the BLM pays how much to have studies done on the amount of forage and water available on ranges for the Mustangs and burros? They can’t just go LOOK with their own eyes and use their own brains to see the obvious excellent condition of the various ranges. Good grief. Waste more $ and scapegoat mustangs in pens needing food for BLM budget funds declining. There were so many lies and deception given as statements of fact by the BLM. Maybe these are facts in lala land.

    LOVE the last line. Absolutely yes! Yes Ginger! We need intervention from higher up! The most high power and judge in the universe! I was praying a few days ago and was reminded that battles in the Bible were won when God Almighty went before those men & women involved in the fight to take back land, possessions, people or animals, conquer enemy territories, bring justice where it was needed and glorify God’s authority & soverign rule over all nations. 1 Samuel 30.

  7. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    Great Barbara, Go for it Morgan, the Washington Post bought down the Nixon administration. They still have great investigative reporters. Be careful, be as focused as you can be. This is a huge story. It is great we can keep this going. We are learning and doing. Mar

    • Janet Ferguson Says:

      Thanks for your remark, for those of us (me) who welcome translation.
      You can read something, but not make a connection sometimes.

      Boy I hope they pick up this and run with it!!

  8. stablewomangazette Says:

    I emailed Oprah Winfrey on behalf of America’s horses. You should too.

    • Morgan Williams Says:


      Did you receive any response from Oprah’s office? I have seen other’s post that they are trying too.

  9. Lyn McCormick Says:

    I am preparing for the meetings in Washington. Could anybody pls., in a nutshell, advise me on why Judge Collyer (West Douglas case) ruled in favor of the Plaintiff’s but Judge Sullivan (Pryor case) did not.

    Tks. Lyn

  10. Morgan Williams Says:

    I wrote to Jacob at The Washinton Post. I have to find his phone number now.

    I wrote to Diane Tennant about her wonderful article. She responded and we had a very pleasant conversation. She is a lovely woman!

  11. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    Morgan, Who is Diane Tennant? Good luck with the W. Post. Did you hear about the Ford Motor Company putting up $200,000. for adopting older horses? CStone put it at the adoption post. I hope she gives the link. Mar

    • Morgan Williams Says:

      Diane Tennant wrote “The Great Article” one page back on this blog.

      Yah! I saw that about Ford Motors! Do you know if Ginger or Madendra have been in contact with Ford to request some of those much needed funds for the eldest 13 Pryor Mustangs? TCF office is working on adoptive homes to keep those 13 together.

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