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Angelique Rea is with me today to talk about Arapaho Creek. She’s been visiting the Red Desert Complex since 2011. She spends a lot of her time in the desert observing, photographing, researching, and documenting the wild horses there. I think it’s very important that people understand what is going on in Arapaho Creek and the larger Red Desert Complex Area.
The horses that are in Arapaho Creek are some of the most amazing horses you will ever meet in your life. This is because they are that perfect mix of all of the surrounding Herd Management Area horses, and also the unique environmental resources that draw in all the wild horses. Despite the roundups and the BLM’s “zero-return” policy for this area in particular, the wild horses keep returning. This land is in their DNA. Generationally they know this is their home.
Angelique and I discuss the confluence of events, people, and history of the Arapaho Creek area that have made it so dangerous for horse families to live here. Learn why special interest groups, insurance companies, and state and federal policies are creating genetic viability and extinction issues for future horse generations. Listen in to find out how and why the wild horses need your voice.
To celebrate the launch of this show, I’m giving away a 12”x18” metal print of Blue Zeus called Into the Blue, and two signed copies of my book, Blue Zeus: Legend of the Red Desert, to three lucky listeners who follow, rate, and review the show. Click here to learn more about the contest and how to enter, I’ll be announcing the winners in a future episode.
What You’ll Learn from this Episode:
- The difference between a Herd Management Area and a Herd Area and how it impacts the horses.
- Why the BLM’s decision to reclassify Arapaho Creek created a major problem for all the horse herds in the surrounding areas.
- Why Arapaho Creek and its horses in particular are special.
- What and who are the biggest threats to wild horses and why their reach is national.
- Why the Arapaho Creek horses need you and how you can help.
Listen to the Full Episode:
Featured on the Show:
- To celebrate the launch of this show, I’m giving away a 12”x18” metal print of Blue Zeus called Into the Blue, and two signed copies of my book, Blue Zeus: Legend of the Red Desert, to three lucky listeners who follow, rate, and review the show. Click here to learn more about the contest and how to enter, I’ll be announcing the winners in a future episode.
- Living Images by Carol Walker
- Wild Hoofbeats Blog
- Wild Hoofbeats: America’s Vanishing Wild Horses by Carol Walker
- Jim Brown Photography
- HMA/HA Arapaho Creek Area Map
- Angelique Rea: Wyld Rose Images | Facebook
- Romeo’s Promise: Blog | Facebook Group | Instagram