Dec 13th, Day of the Horse

Wild Horse Education


In 2004, Congress designated Dec. 13 as National Day of the Horse to honor the contributions horses have made to our country’s history, economy and national character.

Most Americans love and respect both domestic and wild horses. Horses hold a special place in our history and our hearts.

Wild horses are an inspiration to the spirit, a reminder of our past and a gateway to our wild places. We celebrate the horse; beauty, spirit and grace.

Yet horses face hardship and real dangers in our country.

Horse slaughter is illegal on US soil but we still have not banned the export of horses for slaughter. We currently have a political push to bring back horse slaughter in the US. We will face that battle again in 2019.

Habitat loss, and the loss of quality to available habitat, on public land threatens our wild horses. This process is on a political…

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