Broken (An Essay by a WHE Volunteer)

This is so sad. These so called people who work for the BLM stay comfortable inside a house while these poor animals are out in the wind and sand. No wind breaks. No shade. This is animal abuse and these roles need to be reversed. The horses and burros should be inside and the “people should be left in the pens. Animal abusers like these are no better than rapists and child abusers.

Wild Horse Education

Wild Horse Education (WHE) has a small base of dedicated volunteers coming together with one goal. Gaining protection from abuse, slaughter and to gain fair management practices for wild horses and burros is the thread that unites.

The following is a personal essay from a volunteer that went on the recent tour of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Broken Arrow facility on Indian Lakes Rd in Fallon Nevada. BLM now simply references the facility as “Indian Lakes.” The name of the facility is Broken Arrow, located on Indian Lakes Rd. When the facility first opened in 2009 BLM called it Broken Arrow. Broken Arrow is a short term holding facility (horses are intended to be held there until they transfer to long term holding) and as an “overflow” facility as processing facilities hit capacity. Many of these horses have been in the facility for years.

Our volunteer is not…

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5 responses to “Broken (An Essay by a WHE Volunteer)

  1. I was supposed to only get the donkey, but when I seen Lily, I fell in love and no one wanted her, so I bid and got her. She was only a yearling. It was quite the experience. I was glad I could do it.
    I have seen the Icelandic horses. They are so cute! I think I have seen the Fjord horses. That may have been what some were at the Equifest in Topeka this year. I posted about that. This post has what I think is Fjords pulling a cart. https://chrllrobb.com/2016/04/07/more-equifest-pictures-finally/

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  2. Oh, I admire you so much!! I grew up around horses, but being from Norway, it was mostly Icelandic Horses and Fjord Horses, I love them so much! I wish I could adopt a horse too! 😊😊😊

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  3. It is Trini. And to think I used to think they really cared about the wild horses and burros. I think at one time they did. But their stupidity, greed and a weak government with no backbone has been obsessed with getting money to let private ranchers graze their cattle and sheep on public land meant for the horses and burros has lead to the unnecessary removal of too many horses and burros from their rightful land. I am glad I was able to get one mustang and burro from the BLM in 2006. I adopted them then. I still have the donkey, but unfortunately I have had to cut my herd down some and gave the mustang to a friend who has been wanting her for a long time. She will take care of her and ride her more than I will. And she is only about a quarter mile down the road. 🙂

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