I have been working on a new project to try to reduce the traumatization of wild horses and burros during and after capture. I call it the Trust Pod project because it is about valuing trust as the highest good. The Mesa Verde horses were inspirational, proving that mustangs didn’t always seem to be shell-shocked by their introduction to captivity. It’s not clear how this idea gets out far enough in the culture that it actually creates some change, but it is truly an idea that is sorely needed. Just look at how fragile trust is in the world right now.
The project has its own webpage www.tamingwildhorsesethically.com and I will mirror the posts from it onto the MagicMustangTamer.org page. To promote this project, please share the videos, like and subscribe to the channel. Here is our first post.
with Tim McGaffic
Tim McGaffic explains, step-by-step, how to trap wild horses with minimal trauma. This video not only provides a plan, it also explains how to avoid traumatizing the animals at all stages of their transition to captivity, Additionally, this video provides a basic primer on the main problems associated with helicopter gathers. Whether you are a land manager looking for an effective humane way to remove excess horses or you are a wild horse advocate looking for better welfare for the horses removed, you will find some interesting and compelling strategies to do the right thing by these magnificent animals.
TO BE RELEASED ON SEPT 14