“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” #2

 “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
~ Theodore Roosevelt

Hello!  We shared the other day some ways that people are advocating for the TRNP wild horses.  Thank you for all of the positive feedback!  Today, we wanted to share another advocacy story with you.  We also want to say that if you would like some of our brochures, postcards or stickers to pass out in your part of the world, send us an email (info@chwha.org) and we can get some sent to you! 

We have been trying hard to come up with different ways to spread the word about the plight of the wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.  We know that there are approximately 700,000 people who will visit the park – AND the town of Medora – this summer. 

We take advantage of every opportunity we have to talk to people about the horses when they visit the Chasing Horses store.  There are signing rules and regulations in the town – so it’s not like we can take our big Fighting for the Spirit of the Badlands sign and put it out. 

A conversation with our landlord and some creative thinking and we decided to get a wall peel made to put in the hallway area where the public restrooms are in our building.  We put the sign up and hope that we bring awareness about the horses to as many people as possible. I was DELIGHTED yesterday that one visitor to Medora took a moment to send us an email:


I just wanted to reach out to your group to let you know that your advertising campaign is absolutely working for tourists coming to TRNP. I was just in Medora last week as part of my vacation to the Dakotas and I saw a sign in the bathroom hallway about your group. I had literally no idea the park was planning to get rid of the horses until I checked out your website. I had just seen the horses that morning and was in awe of their beauty. They are one of the main reasons I wanted to see TRNP in the first place! I hope that other tourists have seen the posters and have also felt similarly. I am doing what I can to now help advocate for these horses! To think that future generations would be robbed of the opportunity to see these wild horses in the park is so disappointing to me. I’m bummed we won’t be in town for the rally but we will be supporting you all the way from Pittsburgh, PA! Please keep up the amazing advocacy to help these truly iconic animals!



You NEVER know when one small action can reach someone.  Here’s hoping Maddie isn’t the only one!

Are you doing what you can, with what you have, from where you are?

Will you be joining us at the Bully Pulpit Rally? https://secure.everyaction.com/PxHqB9hccEGGUpiO1TTxmQ2

Have you taken a moment to sign our petition? https://secure.everyaction.com/a7liQcZTW0qw6DJ0YoF-2w2

Have you taken a moment to send an email to your federal delegates about the McCullough Peaks wild horses? https://secure.everyaction.com/UAyvw9_gdkq86hwKT6ojMg2

Every seemingly small action can have an impact greater than you will ever know.

Thank you for your support and have a great day!

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