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post #1 of 38 Old 07-18-2019, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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My Personal Journal on America's Wild Horses & Burros

Reason for Journal: This initial post is merely a test. Need to confirm that I have the correct posting place for my wild horse & burro thoughts. And hopefully, it will be a place to gather additional insights and opinions on America's wild horses and burros.

An aside: I have always LOVED horses. In my youth, I attended Girl Scout horse camps and had a friend who's family owned two horses. But I have never owned a horse. I have no idea where I would begin! I would have to figure out where I would "stable" the horse and of course, the cost and expenses of ownership. But just keeping myself afloat I can't imagine adding a horse?!?

FYI: I have no interest in riding. Famous last words as I take off! On my newly acquired and beautiful trained Mustang on the trail from the Mexico/Arizona border and ride through Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana to the Canadian board (just dreaming). I just watched "Unbranded" movie.
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I hope this is not too unsolicited of a comment, but if you thought you might want to own a horse one day but aren't going to take lessons, you could volunteer at a horse rescue to learn about horse care, and to do some general good in the world.
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I love volunteering to support rescued animals; my favorite is, unfortunately, not close to me. Best Friends in Utah (across the highway from Zion National Park). ACinATX I love comments! I always welcome feedback. The folks that support animal rescues are heroes (at times it is such heartbreaking working - God Bless them).

What I would like to do is develop and implement an accredited wild horse and burro vocational school system. It would be similar to any other college or university with classrooms, dorms, meal programs, and work-study opportunities (lots of hand-on skill-building professionally overseen work opportunities).

The BLM is asking for volunteers. I believe the wild horses and burros situation requires not only volunteers but a substantial full-time long-term, highly-skilled, and trained staff.

Dedicated vocational schools should be considered as a viable addition to handling wild horses and ecosystems.
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I love volunteering to support rescued animals; my favorite is, unfortunately, not close to me. Best Friends in Utah (across the highway from Zion National Park). ACinATX I love comments! I always welcome feedback. The folks that support animal rescues are heroes (at times it is such heartbreaking working - God Bless them).

What I would like to do is develop and implement an accredited wild horse and burro vocational school system. It would be similar to any other college or university with classrooms, dorms, meal programs, and work-study opportunities (lots of hand-on skill-building professionally overseen work opportunities).

The BLM is asking for volunteers. I believe the wild horses and burros situation requires not only volunteers but a substantial full-time long-term, highly-skilled, and trained staff.

Dedicated vocational schools should be considered as a viable addition to handling wild horses and ecosystems.

I've been to Best Friends in Utah--and Zion many times! The landscape is just so spectacular. It was our favorite vacation destination. At Best Friends we spent more time at the Angel's Rest pet cemetery than anything else--it was fun to read all the memorials in such a serene and peaceful atmosphere. And the horse pens were the most unique ever--they just fenced in the front of these little box canyons. It was really cool.

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post #9 of 38 Old 07-19-2019, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Best Friends is an amazing place. LOL yes the horses have a great backdrop - canyon walls! Loved the vegan restaurant food and view. Iíve always been fascinated by Angels Rest too. For anyone curious hereís a link: https://bestfriends.org/

Yes, Zion is amazing too! Utah is my favorite state with Moab, Canyon Lands, Arches, Bryce, Bear Lake, Salt Lake... what have I missed?

I thought I heard that the guy that discovered Bryce apparently didnít live far from it but never knew it was there for most of his life?!?
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I want to be Emma Massingdale!

Emma Massingdale on an island with wild ponies:
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