In the Wild

Spotlight: Tandin and the Cedar Mountain Herd

By Boo Geisse, Volunteer

(July 31, 2023) Tandin Chapman was working as a civil engineer in Salt Lake City when he got the bug. It was October 2020, and he had just seen wild horses for the very first time: a band of mustangs from the Onaqui Mountain Herd in the west desert of Utah.

Remembering Nancy Killian, Wild Horse Advocate

(Jun 22, 2023) In December, our community lost Nancy Killian, wild horse advocate extraordinaire, president of the Virginia Range Wildlife Protection Association (VRWPA), and longtime American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) volunteer.  She is survived by her husband John, her daughters Brei and Chelsea, her granddaughters, and to all her dear friends and fellow members of the AWHC Virginia Range fertility control team.

Viewing Etiquette for Wild Horses and Burros

Check out where to find wild horses and burros!

We all agree – our wild horses and burros are magnificent animals.  Seeing and experiencing them in their natural habitat, whether it’s the valleys, canyons, and steep ridges of northern Nevada or the rolling hills and slopes of central Wyoming, is truly the opportunity of a lifetime.

On the Range: Loose Wire is Dangerous for All

(Feb 17, 2023) Our local Nevada partners, Wild Horse Connection took a call that a Virginia Range horse had wire wrapped around its leg and section over ten feet long was dragging behind. This scenario is particularly dangerous if the wire gets caught on something or another horse steps on it, causing it to cinch tighter and cause serious injury.

Volunteer Blog: A New Start for Amos' Band

By Deborah Sutherland, AWHC Volunteer

(Feb 15, 2023) Not all wild horse band changes happen by choice or are caused by nature, some happen due to tragic events and such was the case for the Raymond and Amos bands. What started their chain of events was the tragic night that Raymond was hit by a car and died. Raymond had two mares, Hiker and Saunter, and Saunter’s colt Rover who were then left wandering the range alone with no stallion in the dark of night.

Volunteer Spotlight: Jen Stahl

(Feb 14, 2023) This month we talked to volunteer, Jen Stahl, about how she got involved on Nevada's Virginia Range. Read on to see how she got the “wild horse bug”! (Be careful, this bug is contagious!)


(Jan 13, 2023) Kandace volunteers for both Wild Horse Connection and LRTC’s Large Animal Rescue Team. We asked Kandace about her involvement with the Virginia Range horses and here’s what she shared with us:

Tell us how you got involved in wild horses?