The History of the TRNP Wild Horses

Hello and Happy Sunday to everyone!

Just a few short days left in this public comment period!  Have you sent your comment to Theodore Roosevelt National Park yet? 

REMEMBER: Your comment ONLY counts when you submit it through the Park’s planning website:

Or when you have it postmarked by November 24, 2023, and mail it to: http://Superintendent, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, P.O. Box 7, Medora, ND 58645.

Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates has created a sample letter you can use to customize for your own personal comment letter to the Park:

Today we have a new document to share with you.  I would not say that it was “earth shattering” but we feel that it is important because this document came from Theodore Roosevelt National Park themselves!  It shows the history of the wild horses, including captures, removals, deaths, and more – from 1947-1997!

FIFTY years of wild horse history – FROM THE PARK!

You can download it here:

And no, the Park did NOT give us this information!

Dr. Castle McLaughlin, who we are having a NEW Horse Talk with TOMORROW (11/20/2023)– had access to all of the Park’s files when she did her research on the history of these amazing horses AND she had access again after!

Please note: The number of horses listed on this document has always been controversial.  The Park didn’t even know they had horses fenced into the Park until they were told by a local rancher.  If you have ever been to the Park, we think you will agree that there are MANY places the horses could have been without being seen!

If you are finishing up your comment letter, we would suggest holding off until after you see what Dr. McLaughlin has to say tomorrow.  We are sure she will give you some GREAT food for thought to add to your comment letter!

For today, enjoy these 3 pages of wild horse history (yes, note on this document from the Park – they were referred to as “wild horses” in 1997!) and we will see you tomorrow for our Horse Talk with Dr. Castle McLaughlin!

As always, these events are FREE but we do ask that you register in advance! You can register here:

Thank you for your support and have a GREAT day!

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