Captured Wild Horses Finally Freed In Stirring Video

Jack Black and his herd - wild horses

While it is sad that Black Jack and his herd were captured at all, it is wonderful that they are now living free of harm in a sanctuary. Such beautiful and magnificence. The video is wonderful. ~ HfH

From: The Dodo

Jack Black and his herd  - wild horses

Jack Black and his herd now running free

They’re the wild horses that inspired Velma Johnston, aka Wild Horse Annie, to launch her successful nationwide crusade to protect America’s mustangs. But ironically, the wild horses of the Virginia Range, a mountain range east of Reno, Nevada, were left out of the federal protections that Annie’s years-long fight secured. Today they survive amidst intensive development that is bringing horses and humans in closer and closer contact. The inevitable conflicts that arise are currently solved by the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) by trapping and removing horses who enter developments, habituate near roadways or otherwise inconvenience or endanger humans.

One such wild horse family that wandered into harm’s way was Black Jack, a magnificent black stallion, and his lovely mares and foals. Early in 2014, they were trapped by the NDA near Lockwood, Nevada and removed to the Carson City Prison for processing. By law, the State of Nevada considers these mustangs “estray livestock.” If unclaimed, the state will put them up for sale at a livestock auction frequented by kill buyers who purchase horses and sell them for slaughter in Canada or Mexico.

AUTHOR: Amber Barnes
5 Comments
  • Mustang Man

    We at HIDDEN VALLEY WILD HORSE FUND and WILD HORSE PROTECTION FUND horse protection league spend 365 days a year moving the horses that come into neighborhoods back onto the constantly reduced range. put up barbless wire fences and raise money to install cattle grates to help prevent them from moving out through driveways of residents with gates no their property, working with the city of Reno and the NV govt to create option plans. We have bought and saved from slaughter over 200 horses in the last 24 months. of which we still have 140. Please go to our sites and DONATE, all funds go solely to the needs of the horses for feed, training and re-homing costs.

    February 6, 2015
  • Mustang Man

    WILD HORSE PROTECTION LEAGUE that is

    February 6, 2015
  • Sue

    They need their family herds. I was very moved by this video. I wish the horses on the other side of that fence could run with them!

    February 6, 2015
  • MS

    Thank you to all of you who made this possible for these horses …. what a marvelous and miraculous sight … to see these horses living their lives happily and comfortably … as it should be! By the way, if I were to come upon “stray” horses on my property, I would stop in awe and consider it an honor and privilege to look upon them and be so close to them … THANK YOU TO THE WONDERFUL CARING PEOPLE …. there IS a God!

    February 7, 2015
  • MS

    Thanks for info regarding Hidden Valley … will be paying a visit to their site

    February 7, 2015