to provide effective means for the preservation of the Carter Reservoir Spanish Iberian wild horse herd.
To build a historical foundation of the Carter Reservoir Mustang by performing in-depth research. To educate on the value of this wild horse herd.
Objectives & Purpose:
to study, research and record the Carter Reservoir Mustangs (CRM) and their genetic code.
to educate for a better understanding of the value of the CRM wild horse herd.
to work closely with the agencies that are responsible for these horses.
to preserve and promote CRM through our researched findings.
to set in place a registry-herd book to record the CRM genetic and historical ancestry to safeguard and preserve them within their historically known herd area.
to educate and guide the public to view wild horses without compromising public or horse safety.
*Documenting: Genetics-DNA-Family Bands-Ancestry*
As such we are dedicated to educating the public, young and old, in this country and around the world, about these mustangs, the important part they played in the settling of the West, and the challenges they face for survival in our modern world.
The Carter Reservoir Mustang herd lives on public lands, not in a sanctuary or a zoo. They live almost as their ancestors lived hundreds of years ago. With the introduction of livestock grazing, which required barbed wire fencing, their ability to roam freely to the Oregon border has been the biggest change within the herd. They live in their natural environment, and we want them to continue to do so. We want to ensure that this herd will be around for generations to come, for everyone to enjoy a hundred years from now, not to join the carrier pigeon and so many other species in becoming extinct.
We have also been closely monitoring the Carter Reservoir mustangs and their roundups, doing a census, addressing issues, promoting, preserving and protecting the Carter herd, as well as the adjoining HMAs. We will continue to be very involved with this herd into the future, and at times work with the BLM.
In 2013 we were instrumental in getting the National Geographic Society, in conjunction with the Sierra Nevada Geotourism group, to have the Carter Reservoir Mustang herd recognized and published on their worldwide website and on their printed map of northeastern Calif. In publicizing the herd, we have been helping this rural economy by promoting tourism.
We also want to provide a venue in which we can continuously inform the public about the status of these horses and answer questions about this herd.
We want to be able to say that we have saved these horses from extinction, from the sport, from the greed, and from the encroachment of modern day mankind.
In order to save these Carter wild horses we will be educating the interested public, posting beautiful photos of this herd, and also dealing with the real life threats this herd faces in this drought stricken and mismanaged area. We won't be sensationalistic, just factual. We welcome your comments and questions on our blog.