“Sept. 21, 2012 is emblazoned on my mind for it’s the day I saw wild horses in their natural habitat of Cold Creek. Watching the horses drinking from a spring-fed pond and seeing the young ones frolicking in the water is a sight I hope to experience again and again. Sadly, that hope is slated to be quashed in Feb. if the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service are allowed to reduce the wild horse numbers in this area to non-viable herd sizes. Yes, these Federal agencies are managing America’s wild horse and burro herds for extinction at taxpayer expense.
BLM’s own equine geneticist, Dr. Gus Cothran, has repeatedly stated that a minimum of 100+ breeding age adults should be in a horse and burro herd to avert inbreeding, loss of fecundity, foal deformities, physical defects and ultimately non-viability. In 2007, BLM reduced the Spring Mountain herd to 80 wild horses, 4 burros and 1 mule. This goes against Dr. Cothran’s advice and is also a flagrant violation of the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. It sickens me and so many others who treasure America’s wild horse and burro herds.”
– Linda Lee, Irvine CA
“Thank you for introducing me to the wild horses up in Cold Creek. The experience of seeing them in the wild was transforming! I had no idea of the quiet comfort they transmit by simply doing what they naturally do in their own habitat. Add the combined bonus of fresh air and beautiful scenery, I came back to town rejuvenated and forever changed. I only have to close my eyes and remember that day to feel a wonderful serenity wash over me. I can’t wait to see them again!”
– Jonette Slabey, Las Vegas NV
“We have been coming to Las Vegas for 40 years. We always stayed on the Strip, and it has only been for the last 9 years that we have been coming to Summerlin. It has been a wonderful surprise to see Red Rock Canyon, but the best by far was when we had the opportunity to see the wild horses at Cold Creek. We brought our 17 year old son with us, and the three of us were amazed by the beauty and gentleness of the wild horses. Seeing them in their natural habitat is an amazing and humbling experience.
We saw a stallion standing over his two colts as they slept. We felt privileged to be able to stand so close and watch this. It was amazingly peaceful to know that we were just one half hour away from the hustle and bustle of the strip. It is an experience we will never forget. Our son was mesmerized, something that is rare for a teenager in this day and age. We would hate to lose the opportunity for others to experience this in the future. Please don’t take our horses away!”
– Dr. Isaac and Karin Frydman, Ohio
“The first time that I saw the wild horses my heart jumped with joy and immediately I was overwhelmed with a peaceful stillness. There I was in this open space looking at these beautiful creatures and thinking ‘How many states have wild horses running around?’ I’m a lucky girl.” – Denise Daniel, Las Vegas NV
“Visiting the wild mustangs with you was a thrill. A wonderful experience, a bonding with Nature, an appreciation of FREE – WILD – NATURAL. What a great experience. Your yummy sandwich and camaraderie were beautiful. Thank you for allowing me to experience these marvelous animals…May the good Lord take a liken to you.”
– Steve Miller, DDS, Pennsylvania
“My daughter and I had an unrivalled wildlife experience of spirit and beauty just outside Las Vegas a couple years ago. We were transported to a majestic mountain gathering of the most spectacular kind: a herd of wild, happy and familial horses that wandered in a relaxed and happy state of love and balance with nature. They gathered near us and eventually brought their foals in such close range that we could study every detail of their young. Never in all my travels in Africa and beyond have I ever had an interaction with the majesty of nature to this extent and beauty. It will remain with me forever and my daughter has had an opportunity to view something which is a national treasure, right in our own country – I cannot imagine a more wonderful place to “safari” than our own backyard. Highly recommend to even the most seasoned animal travelers!”
– Teresa Earle, Malibu California