Magic Mustang Tamer

World of Mustangs

Two New Mexico mustangs trying to understand their new life in captivity.

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The World of Mustangs is your opportunity to discuss the history, organizations, and policies that impact wild horses and burros in the United States. You will prepare for discussion by reading primary literature, watching videos, researching questions, and writing summaries. Then you will meet by an audio conference (phone or web) with your classmates to engage in a guided discussion highlighting differing perspectives. This class meets once a week for 13 weeks.

Course Topics and Calendar

Tuesdays at 6:15pm Mountain Time (Denver)

10-Jan Wild Horse and Burro Program
17-Jan Disposal of Excess Equine
24-Jan Adoption
31-Jan Birth Control in Wild Equine
7-Feb Range Management Fundamentals
14-Feb NEPA for Wild Horses
21-Feb The WH&B Advisory Board
28-Feb The MHF
7-Mar Wild Horse Annie and WH Advocacy
14-Mar The Prison Program
21-Mar Gathers
28-Mar Doing Business with the Feds

Mechanics of the Class

The class will use Jamboard and Hypothes.is. These might be unfamiliar apps, but they are easy to learn and use. Each week there will be at least two reading assignments, which you will read and annotate. There are orienting activities and vocabulary drills. You will be encouraged to submit links to related material. You will then prepare a concept map of the material studied in that unit. On Tuesday at 6:15 MST (Denver), we will meet for 45 minutes to discuss the material. We will look at your assignments during the discussion and debate some of the issues.

This isn’t a class for slackers! Lots of college-level reading. You can expect to spend a minimum of three hours per week in order to complete the course material, activities, discussions, and assignments. The class must be done on a computer, not a cell phone or tablet.

If you make it through to the other side with a passing score, you’ll get a certificate of achievement and you will know more about the topics than 99% of other mustang fans. Learn to have confidence in your voice. You will know the primary literature, the rules, and exactly how things really work in the modern world. Cut through the misinformation and disinformation with an evidence-based perspective.

  1. a current news article (Lawmakers, agency look for ways to safely round up 82,000 wild horses spread across 10 states, Aug 06, 2022);
  2. the syllabus (let me know what is exciting and the areas you are most interested in).

COST: $240 ($20/week)

If you need an independent version of the slideshow to follow along on another device, use this ugly link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQCXWGdA5UujJ_H_5OIqFpr03fQwjSudKtM3cBokAKb0NE-orn69EgZtXc54WPyn6wrRcpr7RWB5Glx/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=600000

It’s going to be awesome!

The consensus every year has been that this class is jaw-dropping. We cover a lot of ground at a respectable depth. You will have gained a perspective that only in-depth study can provide. I am really looking forward to being part of a deep conversation with like-minded folks that find the wild horse and burro world fascinating. We all get broader perspectives. See you there!