“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” #3

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

We were so happy to be able to bring a couple of our grandchildren to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.  We were even happier when Teton and Nicols were there to greet us at the entrance to the park.  Our two granddaughters, age 5 & 8, commented on the beauty of the horses: “They are so beautiful Grandma!”

While I vowed to take at least a few days off, there were still phone calls to take as they came up and conversations, I had to take advantage of.  My granddaughters heard several of these conversations. 

“Why do they want to get rid of all of the horses Grandma?”

As we mentioned yesterday, that is the million-dollar question, isn’t it?

Why does the park want to get rid of something that brings visitors not only into the park, but into the state of North Dakota and into the town of Medora?  Why does the park choose to not embrace this treasure they have within their fenced boundaries?


We just don’t know and probably never will. 

My granddaughters, like so many other children, took a bunch of our stickers to pass out to their classmates back home in Illinois.  School started for them this week.  They also took some of our brochures to give to the teachers at school, so they had the information about what was happening to the wild horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Kids! ABSOLUTELY doing what they can, with what they have, from where they are! 


They are making the most of this “quiet” time while we wait for the Draft Environmental Assessment to come out.

THAT is what we should ALL be doing right now! 

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

194 wild horses are depending on ALL of us to be their voice and help them stay in the only home they have ever known!

If you would like some of our brochures or stickers to pass out, please send us an email at info@chwha.org

We also need your help! 

Your tax-deductible donation helps us continue to advocate from every angle possible!  There are several ways you can donate listed on our website: https://chwha.org/support-chwha/

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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