Mae’s Good, Bad, and Ugly Truth

Mae and Pip the Parrot

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Watch for more updates to this page and in our blog for more of Mae and Pip’s journey to document the Good, Bad and Ugly Truths.

This page is done for the photos of Mae and Pip’s Journey across the western states to document horses, HMA’s, holding pens and long term leased pastures. We are doing this on a shoestring, and Mae is paying for most of it out of her own pocket. She felt the urgency to help the wild horses given the current hostilities toward them. 

We say hostilities because there is a very large, very well-funded, very untruthful coalition of organizations, politicians and government agencies making a push to kill wild horses ‘they believe’ to be excess. Our belief is that if all wild horses, except 27,000 are taken from the wild, the wild horses will be extinct during our lifetime. The horses are scattered in such expanses that no HMA is populated enough with horses, in bands where they can cross populate, and this is causing inbreeding.

When the wild horses have been inbreeding we start seeing anomalies, and they are irreversible. This will cause eventual death. BLM is also talking about creating non-reproducing herds. How is that management in such a way as to have the survival of the horses as part of an integral part of the ecosystem? It is not, t is managing for extinction. And our job is to STOP this. We, at CAES want to thank Mae and other volunteers like her for being part of our Boots on the Ground (BoG) team.

So please, enjoy these photos and those of other photographers in our gallery pages.

PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING US KEEP MAE & PIP ON THE ROAD. WE ARE TRYING TO PAY FOR HER GAS AND SOME FOOD. SHE AND PIP ARE SLEEPING IN THEIR CAR AS THEY TRAVEL. SO THERE ARE 2 WAYS TO HELP:
1, OFFER A BED IF YOU ARE IN THE FOLLOWING STATES SHE WILL STILL BE TRAVELING THROUGH: ID, UT, WASH. OR (covered), CA, NV, AZ, NM & CO
contact Val at out office @ 541.315.6650
2. MAKE A DONATION BY USING OUR PAYPAL LINK AND JUST PUT IN THE MESSAGE ‘MAE’S BOG’ WE WILL PASS IT FORWARD TO HER. (We are also trying to raise $100 for her to get some chains and an oil change in the coming weeks.)
PayPal link:
https://www.paypal.me/CAESandOWHBA

Updates to the page are made at the top to make new information and photos easier to find for our readers!

Gallery Journey – Part 2

Nevada Wild
Utah Wild bachelors in NV

Mae and Pip headed out to meet with a wild horse advocate and talented photographer , leaving behind the snow that was starting to fall in the Green River, Wyoming. Arla’s is in NV where there are a lot of wild horse herds to be seen. NV has more than half of the nation’s wild horses still in the wild.  Mae & Pip the Parrot co-pilot have traveled hundreds of miles so far, but they’re not done yet! This entry of their journey is taking us along  Highway 93 in all four directions of the map.

So the first day here,  its lets go find some wilds. We started in tthe Triple B Complex.

Butte Valley HMA

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It can be confusing when you have a Complex, like Triple B with several HMA’s inside it. Still in the Triple B complex, next up was White Pine County. Like everywhere I have beem there is so much open land, plenty of grazing and pristine water holes, where there are no cattle grazing allotments. We watched beautiful, truly wild mustangs.  They are fat and healthy everywhere I have gone, except for some in holding pens.

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Wild horses are very curious. They will turn to look, come closer, turn as if posing for the camera, move a little more, turn and look again. We just love it. We saw a lot of foals and yearlings. I found out that I have a bad allergy to rabbit bushes here and it is everywhere. Sneezing my fool head off and I have never had an allergy before.

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I can say its beautiful here in Nevada. Each state I have been through, and this is my 12th state, has had its own share of mountains and valleys that just set them apart.  I decided to spend a month here in Nevada to see as many of the wild horses and I hope you see the beauty as I do.

This picture was on Triple B (not sure which HMA) heading back to camp.
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Of course, when you also have cattle grazing allotments on these same lands, you find some ugly truth in the damage heavy cattle due to public lands, especially when they are over-grazed as we saw, and even got our beasty mobile stuck in.

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Dead cow, had been there a long time, cause of death unknown. There was also an elk that had been shot, hunters had taken the antlers, and hind quarters.

We went by the Mustang Monument Sanctuary, where Maedline Pickens has Indian Ponies purchased from slaughter. I saw a few hundred in the back of the ranch but too far away to get picturess It was really cool, all kinds of different colors.
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Pip and I have also been to the Antelope Valley Complex, NV. There are several HMA’s here as well, these are from Kingsley mine area and Goshute HMA.

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Next up was the temporary trap and holding site for Water Canyon, Antelope Complex, NV.  They were treated with fertility control and released back onto their lans, We were worried about the black stallion in this holding pen, he looked pretty beat up. We learned later that he is only 4, and that they had separated him because the other stallions were fighting with and injuring him. He was ok though, wild horses are so tough. I named him Beauty.

The first slideshow is the water trap that was half a mile from the temporary holding pen which is the second slideshow.

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These next pictures are some of the happiest for me because they were releasing horses back out into the wild where they belong. I love to seem them in the wild even more, but if they have to be gathered then I want to see the fertility vaccines and release, not life in some holding facility or worse.

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Gallery Journey – Part 1


Elm Creek Wild Horse Corral, Nebraska

We filed complaint based on the photos Mae was able to get. We have heard from several others who have been to this facility that this is not the normal condition of the hay or the horses in their care. That full story can be read at: MAE’S BOG -INSTALLMENT 1

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Pryor Mountain HMA, Montana

Mae didn’t find any wild horses, or any other wildlife besides a chipmunk that scurried across the road in front of her. She explained this on her Mae’s BoG -Installment 2

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More Pryor Mountain Notice Pip the Parrot taking his turn at the wheel. They wanted to show us ALL this beautiful land where there are no wild animals to be seen.

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McCullough Peak HMA, Wyoming

Mae and Pip then went to McCullough Peak and this time had contacted others who know this group to meet her. They know where to find the horses at different times of year. Again she describes the experience here in GOOD BAD AND UGLY TRUTHS

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More McCullough Peak HMA

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Adobetown, Salt Wells & Rock Springs Wild Horse Gather, Wyoming

Mae and Pip drove on to the gather happening in Wyoming and watched part of the gather of Rock Springs, HMA, one of 3 HMA’s being gathered in Wyoming. She tells us about her experience, her first wild horse helicopter stampede in GOOD BAD AND UGLY TRUTHS

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It is hard to see the helicopter in the photos because we don’t have professional camera equipment. We have cropped and blown up a couple of those photos to show you here:

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Mae and Pip took a day off to recover from their traumatic experience of watching these wild horse they love losing their freedom. And then headed to the Green River Wild Horses of Wyoming.

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More from Green River, where Mae and Pip talk about how beautiful and peaceful this part of their journey is in RECHARGING YOUR SOUL AND HEART

More from Green River

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Watch for more updates to this page and in our blog for more of Mae and Pip’s journey to document the Good, Bad and Ugly Truths.


This page is done for the photos of Mae and Pip’s Journey across the western states to document horses, HMA’s, holding pens and long term leased pastures. We are doing this on a shoestring, and Mae is paying for most of it out of her own pocket. She felt the urgency to help the wild horses given the current hostilities toward them. 

We say hostilities because there is a very large, very well-funded, very untruthful coalition of organizations, politicians and government agencies making a push to kill wild horses ‘they believe’ to be excess. Our belief is that if all wild horses, except 27,000 are taken from the wild, the wild horses will be extinct during our lifetime. The horses are scattered in such expanses that no HMA is populated enough with horses, in bands where they can cross populate, and this is causing inbreeding.

hen the wild horses have been inbreeding we start seeing anomalies, and they are irreversible. This will cause eventual death. BLM is also talking about creating non-reproducing herds. How is that management in such a way as to have the survival of the horses as part of an integral part of the ecosystem? It is not, t is managing for extinction. And our job is to STOP this. We, at CAES want to thank Mae and other volunteers like her for being part of our Boots on the Ground (BoG) team.

So please, enjoy these photos and those of other photographers in our gallery pages.

 

PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING US KEEP MAE & PIP ON THE ROAD. WE ARE TRYING TO PAY FOR HER GAS AND SOME FOOD. SHE AND PIP ARE SLEEPING IN THEIR CAR AS THEY TRAVEL. SO THERE ARE 2 WAYS TO HELP:

1, OFFER A BED IF YOU ARE IN THE FOLLOWING STATES SHE WILL STILL BE TRAVELING THROUGH: ID, UT, WASH. OR (covered), CA, NV, AZ, NM & CO
contact Val at out office @ 541.315.6650

2. MAKE A DONATION BY USING OUR PAYPAL LINK AND JUST PUT IN THE MESSAGE ‘MAE’S BOG’ WE WILL PASS IT FORWARD TO HER. (We are also trying to raise $100 for her to get some chains and an oil change in the coming weeks.)

PayPal link:
https://www.paypal.me/CAESandOWHBA

 

BREAKING: BLM, ELM CREEK WILD HORSE & BURRO CORRALS EXPOSED

GOOD BAD AND UGLY TRUTHS

RECHARGING YOUR SOUL AND HEART

YOUR ACTION URGENTLY NEEDED

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