Madeleine Pickens continues to fight for wild horses despite setbacks.
Last fall when the BLM announced it would consider euthanizing the nearly 30, 000 wild horses at its various holding facilities, wild horse advocates scrambled for solutions.
To date, the most promising plan is one proposed by Madeleine Pickens, wife of Texas oil billionaire, T. Boone Pickens. Her solution includes the private purchase of nearly one million acres of land in Nevada, and would save the taxpayers millions of dollars.
The BLM countered with two new options, and has subsequently created a real catch-22 for the Pickens' Plan. Please read the details in the very informative article by Nancy Cole, Publisher of The Equestrian News, a newspaper "Uniting Southern California's Horsepower."
(Madeleine Pickens is pictured here at a fundraiser at the Del Mar Country Club in June 2009 with yours truly - P.S. I'm the redhead :)
This blog is dedicated to bringing to the public's attention the plight of the wild horses of the United States of America, and specifically to the battle now being waged to restore the Coyote Canyon Wild Horse Herd to its native habitat, the Beauty Mountainregion of federal lands located in San Diego and Riverside Counties. This area is representative of the habitat that this unique and historic band of wild horses was removed from. Beauty Mountain is adjacent to Coyote Canyon, site of the herd area set aside to provide a home range for these animals under the Wild Free-roaming Horse and Burro Act granting them protection in their free roaming condition in perpetuity.
The Coyote Canyon Herd is a microcosm of the wild equid problem and solution.