In the Wild

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?

Meet the Mustang: Withers Jr.

By Deborah Sutherland, AWHC Volunteer

(Jan. 4, 2023) The first time I saw Withers Jr. he was a tiny colt walking next to his dam, Withers (formerly known as Starlite) in Blazer’s band. It was a sunny spring day on the Virginia Range and after their walk, he plopped himself down in the grass for a nap. He watched me with his curious eyes while sporting a tiny bright star on his forehead. Withers, one of the oldest mares in the valley at the time, watched over him as he rested.

Meet the Mustang: Trident, a Nevada Stallion

By Deb Sutherland, Volunteer

(Dec 15, 2022) Trident was born one hot summer day in 2015 in the foothills of the Virginia Range just a few months before his sire Bodie Braveheart died. The first time I saw him he was a tiny foal only a few hours old and was close to his dam Pinkie while his sire Bodie stood watch where they rested. He was a cute little colt with a small crooked triangle star on his forehead and a right hind sock.

Lifting the Veil: AWHC FOIA Program

By Amelia Perrin, Investigations Manager