Can you help Stallion Sidekick?

In 2016 when we started following this herd, Stallion Sidekick was 12 years old.  This year, he turns 19!

How did that happen?  Suddenly, he is the TRNP herd’s oldest band stallion.  (Sorry, still no Circus sightings but we are looking!)

We have lost sooo many stallions since we started documenting this herd in 2016! Red Face, Thunder Cloud, Satellite, Singlefoot, Blaze, Mystery, Cocoa, Granite’s Boy, Gray Ghost and Copper – just to name a few.

Sidekick is still holding his own – despite the growing bachelors in the park!  He is STILL a force to be reckoned with! 

He is a warrior – without a doubt!

Red Face, Thunder and the others all were lucky to live their entire lives wild and free. 

Sidekick – and the other just under 200 horses – need our help to continue to live their lives wild and free. 

The park will be out with their draft Environmental Assessment (EA) soon.   We expect this to support their proposed action: Complete removal of ALL of the horses from the park OR justify why a genetically unviable number of horses is ALL that the park can sustain. 

And then there will be another chance for the public to comment. 

The park SHOULD find through this Draft EA process that they need to do an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) – but since they have already hinted that they feel that an EA is sufficient, we expect them to move on to the Final EA and then there will be one last chance for the public to comment.

THIS is why we keep saying that even though the horses have gained A TON of support, they are not safe – YET!

Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates is working on getting these horses federal protection so that NONE of us – especially the horses, EVER have to go through this again!  They are NOT protected under the Wild Horse and Burro Act – so their management is completely at the discretion of TRNP park management. 

How can you help NOW?

There are a number of ways!

  1. Please support our advocacy work!  We have been leading the fight to save this iconic herd of horses!  There are a number of ways you can support us on our website:
  2. Attend our Bully Pulpit Rally July 12-13, 2023!  You can purchase your tickets here:
  3. IF you are unable to attend our rally in person, consider buying a ticket for a student or fellow advocate! Simply click the student box on the form or send us an email and let us know you would like us to donate your ticket!
  4. Purchase your Rally gear!  This fundraiser ends TOMORROW (6/29/2033)  You can place your order here:
  5. Share our blogs and social media posts!

Don’t forget!  Wild horses everywhere are under attack!  This includes the McCullough Peaks wild horses!  Have you sent your email to your federal officials?  We made it easy for you!

We hope that Stallion Sidekick can count on you to help make sure he and the rest of the TRNP herd continue to live the rest of their lives wild and free!

Thank you for your support and have a GREAT day!

Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates is committed to advocating for a wild horse management plan and protection for these unique wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home!  We are fighting for a management plan that is guided by science especially when it comes to decisions regarding the removal of horses and the administration of birth control.  Many other wild horse management plans have proven to be successful with their science-based plans.  We are asking for the same for this amazing group of wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home.

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