My purpose is to just tell about the horses of the Little Book Cliffs herd that I have come to love.   They are beautiful and special animals.  They teach me new things each time I am around them.  They have a special place in my heart.


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  1. Jim Cummings says:

    I would like to help bring attention to your photos by posting a select few on our COWBOY MAGIC Facebook Page…we have over 60,000 Fans…over 350,000 daily site views…Please advise your interest by e-mail at jim@cowboymagic.com
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  2. Hello Billie, a friend of the mustangs, and patricia burge, we met probably at the roundup and then again at the mustangmakeover in Ft.Collins. Wanted to ask you a question in regard to numbers in the Bookcliffs:
    I assume total horses approx. 125
    How many mature mares and stallions, how many immature bachelors and fillies and how many foals.
    Trying to compare with the sandwash Basin…Thank you for your work for the horses.

    • Hi Gabriele,

      I remember you I think. Don’t you ride the pony and weren’t you with Ginger at the foal count one year?

      Thanks for your interest. We currently have about 140 horses (adults and foals). We had 11 foals this year which is right where we should be. The Sandwash Basin is a much larger area and has more than twice the number of horses we have. There is only about 36,000 acres here and Sandwash has about 157,710 acres of public, private and state school lands and they have between 300-400 horses. So, there really is no comparison between areas. Sandwash is the largest HMA in Colorado.

  3. CHRIs SEGELKEN says:

    Just wanted to let you know we saw Laramie and his band way down east Main canyon. Lady looks like she is going to pop. apparently she hasn’t foaled yet.

  4. Steve P says:

    I just came across your blog and your experiences sound amazing. I would like my kids to become more familiar with the Little Book Cliffs herds and want to visit the area this weekend (June 3, 2011). Do you have any advice you could provide so I can make this the best experience possible and most informative and lasting for them as well?
    Thank you in advance.

  5. Edson Anderson says:

    Does the BLM have plans to come and wipe out this herd? I really hope not. They do not care, wheather we love these horses or not, they simply plan to rid our public land of all of them, wheather we like or not!!

  6. Edson,

    Thank you for your concern. There are no plans to gather this herd this year, perhaps next year. We were scheduled for a gather, but due to good management, we no longer need to have a gather this year. Our numbers are within the limits and the range conditions are holding steady. This is a very well managed herd management area and we have been able to control the population and the range is in fairly good condition. As long as we get some rain this summer, the grasses and water should be good for this year. I have never heard of any plans to “wipe out this herd”. I do appreciate your concern. The BLM from this area is caring and listens to the Friends of the Mustangs and we are an active membership that helps with the range and the horses. For further information on this group go to http://www.friendsofthemustangs.org I personally feel it is better to work with the BLM and share constructive ideas for range management with them. I feel that the Friends of the Mustangs (of which I am a member too) and the local BLM have a great working relationship. I am sorry that you feel the way you do and I wish that I could change your mind, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you continue to visit it. I am a bit behind on posting, but I am working on another post now and it should be up soon.

  7. chris segelken says:

    How are the horses coping with the fire?

  8. Chris,
    They were very unconcerned when I was up there the other day. The fire was not on the range, but very near it.

  9. zoe says:

    so glad I will be able to keep up on all the news even though I won’t be there in person

  10. daniimarie says:

    Hi Billie,

    I recently joined the mustang world by adopting from EMM this year. I’m trying to educate myself on Mustangs and their current issues, and I would love to get to know a few herds. Any chance we could meet up and you could introduce me to the Bookcliff wild ones? I live in Vail so they are the most accessible to me! I’m going to school for Sustainability Studies and would like to become an advocate for the wild mustangs.

    You can email me at danielle.neumann@writeme.com
    My blog is wildhorseproject.wordpress.com

    Thanks so much!

    • Hi Danielle, Thanks for looking at my blog. As you can tell, I have not updated it in a while!! I really need to get back into it. I would be happy to show you the LBC mustangs. Let me know when a good time is for you. I work full time, but we can figure something out I am sure. Also, go to http://www.friendsofthemustangs.org This is a local group that works closely with the BLM. We are always looking for new members. Check it out and see if you are interested. I know that you would not be able to come to many meetings, but we have members from all over the world! Take care. Oh, I looked at your blog too. Good job on the blog and with Cello!! He is a beauty. Billie > Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 11:19:50 +0000 > To: bjgh561@hotmail.com >

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