This is a follow up on our previous post. We decided to name him Kindness at the popular advice of our supporters, and also as kindof a sign of the times. We hope that we can all keep Kindness in mind

This is a follow up on our previous post. We decided to name him Kindness at the popular advice of our supporters, and also as kindof a sign of the times. We hope that we can all keep Kindness in mind at all times. 🤗

Q and A: So why do we give wild horses names, why are they themed, and why don't we give this information out freely

🐴We use each horse’s unique individual name to ID them and track the genetic health and bloodline of his/her family. We track who is breeding whom, what the sex ratios are, band changes, if there is inbreeding and if so the percentages, etc, etc.

We have a number for each horse as well, but that is not as easy to remember as; oh theres Wisdom's Legacy (an obvious Wisdom offspring) or there's Guinnevere (from Lancelot's old band), there's Tequila from Champagne's band, or, there's Kindness, Highness' 2020 colt, and then from Highness name, we remember her parents King and Duchess, etc etc.

Even once these animals are all grown up it's easy to remember where they came from in an instant. It's also easy to recognize for example that we don't want Shiraz breeding with Tequila because no good will come of that, lol. (The names are too similar which means they are too closely related.)

What keeps us marveling at nature is that that never happens. Somehow someway, stallions always end up with mares that are far removed from their own bloodlines. (We have up to 8 generations of bloodlines) How they do that, we truly do not know yet. Should the herd ever become too small, then it would be harder for them to find mares outside their own bloodlines.

We don't have to remember it all by heart because our database helps us keep track of every change, and helps us find patterns and genetic traits. Each horse has it's own file with it's history, injuries and band changes. It is detailed and comprehensive, yet easy to use. We have our awesome software engineer to thank for that.

We believe our database also had a great deal to do with saving this herd. Had they ended up at an auction, we would have recognized each horse and fought for it. When we went to legislators and showed them the beautiful family's, they were amazed at how well we knew them and felt like they should be protected.

We are now stepping into a larger scientific role as well in preserving the genetics and keeping the herd viable, while also balancing the needs of the government and staving off a future want/need for removals.

We have never felt yet that this herd is 100% safe in its entirety. Right now there are still organizations who were invited to the Salt River Horse collaborative, that have set their goals on large removals off Salt River wild horses. Those options are not completely off the table, and depending on who our next governor is, might never be.

This is why we are always on our guard, much like the protective stallions watching over their bands. This is why we have never made our database public yet. This is why we release names only very occasionally.

But one day, the Salt River wild horses will be safe. One day, they will be at a sustainable number that makes everyone happy, or at least satisfied.

That will be the day that we will have an app that you can download so that you can look up every horse you come across and learn it's history.

We are not there yet, we have a lot of public education to do, because it is up to all of us to keep them safe.

For now, we will release a name every once in a while. Those horses automatically gain a status of "fame" , which we hope will not work against them.

We hope that all photographers can keep their FOCUSS on the well being and longevity of their willing subjects, rather than on that perfect one time shot.

We also hope that people can understand why not to approach them closer than 50 feet; not just for their safety and yours, but to prevent that they become too tame, because that will cause their removal too.

Together, we are responsibly protecting and preserving a priceless historic resource for the State of Arizona.

Always grateful to our supporters, our Governor and to the AZDA for their partnership, SRWHMG.

Picture by SRWHMG photographers GPWalshPhotography

To learn more visit www.srwhmg.org
To purchase prints visit www.azwildhorses.com

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Meet Julie-Ann, 14, Emily, 13, and Steffani, 11, three active sisters who certainly would keep their family on the go! These girls are waiting for a “no matter what” family! Interested in becoming an

Meet Julie-Ann, 14, Emily, 13, and Steffani, 11, three active sisters who certainly would keep their family on the go! These girls are waiting for a "no matter what" family!

Interested in becoming an adoptive parent? Please visit our website at www.adoptkskids.org.

Julie-Ann's favorite class in school is gym because she likes being around people and moving. She also enjoys crafts, drawing, wrestling and making people laugh. Others describe her as a very sweet but talkative girl who gets along well with others. She’d like to be a video game designer when she grows up.

Emily would like to be a police officer or a marine biologist when she grows up. Others describe Emily as very sweet and shy, but they say she gets along great with others. Emily enjoys playing Minecraft and soccer. Her favorite class in school is singing, and her friends and TV shows make her laugh.

Steffani is very sweet and shy, but she also gets along well with others. She’s great at drawing animals and she enjoys swimming and playing soccer. Steffani would like to be a movie star when she grows up.

All three girls would benefit from a high-energy, two-parent family that exhibits patience and could offer guidance and structure.

Only families living in Kansas are being considered at this time.

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To @PPFA, @NARAL, etc. every abortion is, by definition, essential. Any governor, such as TX @GovAbbott who “justly prioritizes supplies and personal protective equipment for the med professionals in

To @PPFA, @NARAL, etc. every abortion is, by definition, essential. Any governor, such as TX @GovAbbott who “justly prioritizes supplies and personal protective equipment for the med professionals in need” (as TX AG @KenPaxtonTX said), must be demonized.

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Pro-aborts demonize governors who rightly conclude elective abortions are not “essential medical care” - NRL News Today

By Dave Andrusko   As NRL News Today readers are keenly aware, pro-abortionists are incensed that in prioritizing their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governors in a number of states have issued orders that have properly concluded that elective—elective with a capital “E”—abortions are...

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Een bericht van Citizens For Trump op Vandaag

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What do you say when your kids ask about the coronavirus? Here is a great resource for parents and caregivers.

What do you say when your kids ask about the coronavirus? Here is a great resource for parents and caregivers.

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Coronavirus Social Story

This is a great resource for parents, caregivers and educators from The Autism Partnership of Easterseals Chicago. iap@eastersealschicago.org

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Meet Canaan Carman, a member of the Norman FFA chapter! Canaan’s favorite FFA activities are showing broilers, participating in the electricity CDE and skeet shooting. “After high school, I will go to

Meet Canaan Carman, a member of the Norman FFA chapter!
Canaan's favorite FFA activities are showing broilers, participating in the electricity CDE and skeet shooting.
"After high school, I will go to college to study mechanical engineering. My favorite part of being in the FFA has been being able to go to local elementary schools to teach them about chickens."
We are so proud of you, Canaan!

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