This great panorama photo by John T Humphrey shows what we often see on the range. This is from February 2, 2016 when the bands of Blondie and Socks were side by side. This is the time of the year that the bands visit each other, introduce each other to their youngsters. The fillies meet their potential suiters and the colts get to know the future members of the bachelor bands. Some days you find three bands all together. That makes for great photo opportunities! — at Pine Nuts.

Zorro and Mystique, once part of the Bachelor Band, take a rest from sparring to smile for Deb Walker..

Mission & Vision


Educating residents, businesses and communities near the Pine Nut Mountain Range, Carson Valley Nevada, about living in areas where wild horses and burros exist so that well intended actions or interventions by humans do not in fact jeopardize the health and safety of the bands.

 

Acting as a go-between when wild horses may visit residents who prefer the horses stay off their property.


Educating the Community about our program and partnership with the Bureau of Land Management and other agencies and organizations that work to maintain the horses in their native wild habitat.


Hosting local meeting and events that will raise awareness and financial support for the efforts to maintain the population, health and safety of the bands in the Pine Nut Mountain Range.

Blue and the Bachelor's enjoying a drink from the new trough installed this past summer- thanks to Sam Segrest of Tractor Supply, Alpine Signs, and your donations.

We can always use local volunteers to help us deliver water to the tanks.

Q & A

Q.   Is it a crime to feed/ water wild horses?
A.  Yes.  Unless you have permission from the BLM.  Our organization is working closely with the BLM and we take this collaboration very seriously. Watering and/or feeding brings wild horses into areas where they could lose their freedom!



DON'T LOVE THEM TO DEATH
We know many of you love them, but please don't feed or water them on your own, as it draws them into neighborhoods. It only takes ONE complaint -- just ONE -- and the BLM may come and take some or all of the horses. They will lose their freedom and their families, the two most important things to these wild horses. 

 

 For the past few years, ordinary people just like you have volunteered to put our 350 gallon water tank in the back of a large pick-up truck and haul water out to the BLM tanks during the hot spring and summer months. This is part of the partnership with BLM to help water the horses. Our goal is to keep the wild horses OUT of neighborhoods. 

PLEASE DO NOT FEED OR WATER WILD HORSES.

  hAULING WATER TO THE BLM TROUGHS IN THE CARSON VALLEY

 

 ​VOLUNTEERING

  • DISTRIBUTE DOOR HANGER LITERATURE
  • HOST AN EDUCATIONAL EVENT
  • HELP WITH FUNDRAISERS