TRNP Wild Horse Timeline

Below is a timeline of the history of the wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora, ND. These horses are managed by The National Park Service (NPS), NOT the BLM. However, both agencies are governed by the Department of the Interior. A HUGE thank you goes out to Castle McLaughlin for her research on these horses that ended with her paper being published in 1989. Her paper filled in the majority of the blanks on this timeline.

2 thoughts on “TRNP Wild Horse Timeline

  1. Thank you for sharing with us! It was very informative. I have always been interested in the history of horses in my homeland.

  2. This timeline is shocking, every horse lover and wild horse advocate should read it through. The TRNP shows insulting treatment of the horses living there, and should be wary of any further attempts at removing them. US citizens will no longer be silent about our government’s cruelty to the horses who remain on our public lands. Reading through this, it is a testament to their pride, endurance and resiliance that any have managed to survive the evils of man.
    STOP your plans for any further GonaCon treatments, sterilizations of either gender, sex ratio skewing for males over females, introductions of stallions chosen to dilute their historic genetics, and ANY further roundups or removals.

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