136 Sentient Wild Beings at Wild Love Preserve.
Thank you for joining us in ensuring their lasting wildness on their native turf.
May the wild, stay wild.
136 Sentient Wild Beings at Wild Love Preserve.
Thank you for joining us in ensuring their lasting wildness on their native turf.
May the wild, stay wild.
It's that time of year again, so we wanted to share a friendly and wild reminder. Our Legacy Fund offers a win/win opportunity, for you and Idaho wild horses. As a registered non-profit, effective August 2010, your charitable contributions to Wild Love Preserve are a tax-write off for 2017. So, while Wild Love Preserve programs have already saved taxpayers over $7.5 million dollars since 2013, we offer additional tax incentive by gifting to our programs.
Wild Love Preserve's Legacy Fund supports the lasting wildness of Idaho's wild horses on their home turf. This fund supports the expense of daily operations, our current 400-acre lease, equipment, winter hay, and the acquisition of our permanent wild expanse, which we are raising funds to secure by years-end. Our permanent wildlife preserve will enable us to turn out our current 136 wild horses come spring 2018, and permanently protect additional, and future, Idaho wild horses removed from public lands.
Besides gifting cash as a charitable contribution, you may consider donating highly appreciated stock. You won’t owe capital gains taxes and can deduct the current value of the investment as a charitable gift.
If you are over 70.5 years of age, you can also distribute a charitable gift from your IRA Fund and receive a tax-credit without incurring fees or federal taxes for distribution.
Special thanks for your truth and giving heart. You make a world of difference with your giving, and together we ensure lasting wildness for countless generations ahead. 100% of your contributions support these wild icons of the West, our wild horse conservation programs and respective indigenous ecosystems as an interconnected whole.
Thank you, Andrea + Wild Love Preserve
Wild Love Preserve is a Registered 501(c)3 Nonprofit, Effective August 2010, Tax ID# 27-3729450
We're honored to be recognized as Great-Nonprofits 2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit. Read our reviews.
We are sharing this segment from Outdoor Idaho’s October 19 premiere of “Wild Horses” on Idaho Public Television, featuring the wild wonders we adopted and purchased with our WLP Adoption Project following the 2012 Challis BLM helicopter roundup, removing them from the taxpayer system and permanently protecting them on their native turf to remain wild and together. Outdoor Idaho posted the segment about Wild Love Preserve on their Facebook page for viewing, click link here:
Wild Love Preserve engages public and private lands to address all facets of regional wild horse conservation on home turf in Central Idaho, from our adopted 130 Challis-Idaho wild horses to our collaborative work on the range, and our creation of a permanently protected wild expanse in the heart of Idaho wild horse country for which we are raising funds via donors and sponsors. Kindness, mutual respect, science and education drive the mission of Wild Love Preserve to protect and preserve western wild horses in their native environments and nurture the legacy of respective indigenous ecosystems in a collaborative, responsible and sustainable manner with community engagement and benefit. Wild horses lead our way to cultivating the health and balance of our wild places as an interconnected whole, now and for future generations. Our work that began on the Challis Herd Management Area (HMA) in 2010, has since expanded to work collaboratively with the Idaho Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on all six wild horse HMAs in Idaho state, engaging stakeholders and our partners, to ensure Idaho wild horses remain integral, wild and free on their home turf. By design, collaborative conservation efforts offer a viable option to BLM helicopter roundups, integrate total range health, collective harmony and co-existence with native wildlife, livestock where applicable, and all stakeholders. In addition to saving wild lives in a lasting manner, Wild Love Preserve has saved American taxpayers $7.5 million dollars since 2013 as result of our programs on and off the range.
WLP's extensive collaborative work on the range implementing Native PZP-1YR to manage population vs roundup and removal commenced years ago. WLP spearheaded these efforts with the Challis-Idaho wild horses, and grant money from the ASPCA and Vitalogy Foundation has helped with our goals on this front. We are sharing this coverage from May 2016: "The Balancing Act of the Challis Wild Horses" with Melissa Hackney on Idaho's KPVI Ch 6 Nightly News.
After a year of filming, Outdoor Idaho will air their special about Idaho's wild horses which features Wild Love Preserve. "Wild Horses" will premiere on Idaho public television on Thursday, October 19 at 8 p.m. Here is the cover of Outdoor Idaho's October 2017 Program Guide featuring a photograph of the White Mask Stallion by Wild Love Preserve founder and contemporary visual artist + photographer, Andrea Maki. To watch the video clip Outdoor Idaho posted on their Facebook page, click here:
Take a walk on the wild side with our crew at Wild Love Preserve. We're committed to lasting wildness on home turf. This means our iconic wild horses are free to be. This means they will remain forever wild at home. This means wild and together in their native habitats. This means your support ensures wild freedom This means you can make a difference. This means, that together, we're saving wild lives.
Let's Go Wild! Thank You!
#Throwback-Tuesday and back to August 2012 with Dr. Jay F. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D. and The Science and Conservation Center at The Wild Horse Symposium and 7th International Conference on Fertility Control in Wildlife, held that year in Jackson Hole, Wyoming... with wildfires closing in. Seems like only yesterday. #NameTags
Your support helps us do what we do in saving and securing wild ives and native habitat. WE have $50,000 to raise towards our $250,000 fund that pays for our 400-acre lease + supplemental winter hay. YOU can make the difference with your tax-deductible donations of any size. 100% of your giving goes to WLP wild horse care and well-being.
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Video by Andrea Maki ©2017
The Total Eclipse at Wild Love Preserve
On August 21, 2017 we experienced the total eclipse of the sun. Challis, Idaho was in the Path of Totality and expectations were high, with folks traveling from all parts of the world to witness the event, which, for us, happened around 11 am. While folks were scattered about the in their respective locations, eclipse glasses at the ready and countless cameras pointed towards the sky, I was just where I wanted to be, surrounded by our 137 Challis, Idaho wild horses at Wild Love Preserve - me and my wild 4-legged family.
At first, there was a palpable stillness in the air, the horses were on certain alert. Calm, watchful, and mindful of everyone's respective positions. There was an impending sense of uncertainty as the usual morning light was dimming. And when the moon shadow had almost covered the whole of the sun, the temperature dramatically dropped to an evening chill, and light sensors tripped as day turned to night. In the moment that seemed as though someone had flipped the light-switch off, stillness was instantaneously replaced by wild whinnies and hundreds of thundering hooves on all sides of where I stood. It was paradise!
As quickly as darkness fell, a curious glow of daylight returned, but the horses were wound-up and remained unsettled. For over fifteen minutes it was thundering hooves mixed with moments of pause to watch and listen, only to thunder again, ever mindful of my position amidst them. In time, they slowed and headed towards me to check in and be assured we were all okay, just as they have done in past times of question. And I count myself incredibly lucky, to be their trusted person, in our circle of life, love, and truth - these magnificent wild wonders forever interconnected with the whole of my being.
Since I have been asked by so many, how the wild horses responded to the eclipse, I have decided to make a very special, real time, video with the sights and sounds and activities of this happening. Instead of a snippet or two, for full effect and treat, I have included the footage as I captured and experienced it. The result is nine and a half minutes that will have you feeling as if you are right there with me. It was happening fast and my iPhone video camera was getting confused by the day, then night, then day. But the randomness of movement, blur, grain, and light speaks to how it organically unfolded, so turn up the volume and join me the wonderfulness of this wildness.
Enjoy, Andrea Maki
READ STORY PUBLISHED IN THE BORED PANDA: HOW DID IDAHO WILD HORSES REACT TO THE TOTAL ECLIPSE?
READ STORY IN HORSETALK MAGAZINE: TOTAL ECLIPSE AT WILD LOVE PRESERVE
Purchase a commemorative Wild Love Preserve t-shirt with the coordinates + time of the solar eclipse in Challis. T-shirts + sweatshirts, in black or navy for guys + gals, are available through August 25. 100% of the profits support the lasting wildness of Challis wild horses on their home turf in central Idaho.
Click here: http://bit.ly/wlp-eclipse2017
We have a very special on-line fundraiser and t-shirt campaign to share! On August 21 Wild Love Preserve and the Challis Wild Horses will fall within the much anticipated "Path of Totality" - meaning we will experience a total solar eclipse on the wild side! To mark this historic event, contemporary artist/photographer + founder, Andrea Maki, has created our commemorative Wild Love Preserve t-shirt with the coordinates and time of the solar eclipse in Challis. Please join us from all parts of the globe in marking this special event. T-shirts and sweatshirts are available through August 25 and 100% of the profits support Wild Love Preserve and the lasting wildness of the Challis wild horses on their home turf in central Idaho. Thank you!
Purchase Here: http://bit.ly/wlp-eclipse2017
The things you find again. Today I opened a box to find three of my treasured childhood books from 45 years ago, including my special signed copy of "Mustang - Wild Spirit of the West," published the year I was born in 1966. Some paths you instinctually travel your whole life and beyond. -Andrea Maki
As we celebrate Dad's this June, two-legged and four, here's a look into day in the life at Wild Love Preserve and saving Idaho's wild horses at home. In light of the current happenings, we need your support more then ever. Together we can ensure wild horses remain wild. Please join us and help us raise $36,000 by June 30 for the 400 acres WLP leases for our 137 adopted/rescued Idaho wild horses. 100% of every dollar donated goes to the wild horses and their lasting wildness. Donations of all sizes make a difference and are tax-deductible because Wild Love Preserve is a registered non-profit, effective since August 2010. We can't do this alone, this a "WE" project and we are asking everyone to please pitch in if you can.
Thanks a million for caring enough to take action! Click here to donate, on-line, via PayPal or by mail: Donate Today
We remain true to our 2010 trademarked taglines for which we are known:
Wild Love Preserve - To Protect and Preserve™
Ride For The Band™
I Ride For The Band™
©2010 Andrea Maki + Wild Love Preserve™
“My work is not something outside of me that I do. It is what I am, it is what I know, it is my past, present and future at all times. I am in a continuous state of discovery. My intent has always been to promote positive energy, action, awareness, compassion and understanding. This is who I am, my work reflect my being.
I believe humans are but a mere part of the ‘whole’ and that we have a responsibility to that ‘whole’. I believe in doing all that I can to have a positive effect on the environment and all living creatures. I believe in keeping ones’ word and taking responsibility for ones’ actions. To be honest, to be forthright, to live without fear. To be open, present and aware. To not only live in the moment, but to fully appreciate the moment.” - Andrea Maki, 2002
Will you help us help Idaho wild horses remain wild on their home turf?
As WLP’s work expands to work collaboratively on all six wild horse herd management areas in Idaho our equipment becomes all the more imperative. We're looking for donors and sponsors to help us pay off ranch equipment loans for our custom-built portable wild horse chute and our front-loader/backhoe.
If you're interested in supporting us on this front, please inquire directly or click here to donate:
Thank You for Supporting Idaho Wild Horses and Wild Love Preserve on May 4 for Idaho Gives: https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/wild-love-preserve-central-idaho
Calling On Our Idaho Family + Friends... Please share and help us rally support and donations throughout your workplaces, etc. #IdahoGives happens on May 4 and Wild Love Preserve is officially launching our #IdahoGives page right here, right now. Please help us get the word out and if you want to create your workplace #IdahoGives fundraiser for Wild Love with our official Idaho Gives page, bring it on! We love our Idaho Family + Friends!
Big Love, Big Thanks!
We are Mother Earth, today and everyday. Today we honor and celebrate her wonders and gifts, but each and everyday we must act with awareness, care, respect, honor and love. We must nurture Mother Earth and our environment and all living-beings. As two-leggeds it is our responsibility to care for the whole, always. Everyday is Earth day.
In honor of Earth Day, we invite you to support Wild Love and wild Idaho on this day, as native wild horses lead the way to protecting and nurturing the health and balance of indigenous ecosystems as an interconnected and lasting whole: Donate
Happy Earth Day, today and everyday!
-Andrea + Wild Love
The Challis BLM Wild Horse Bait Trap Gather wrapped Thursday, April 13, prior to another weather front with more snow. Here is a video showing a hay-bait trap on the Challis HMA and all of the Challis wild horses that were brought into to the BLM Challis Wild Horse Facility this March/April 2017.
The final BLM count is twenty (20) Challis wild horses brought in by the bait trap operation. Six (6), between two and four years old, will be made available for adoption, while the others will be returned to the range at the end of April. The BLM will treat older wild mares with PZP-22 prior to their release.
We are saddened by the loss, and paying our respects to an elderly Challis mare estimated to be 25+ that came in very underweight, her body score was 1.5. While she at first took to hay and water, perked up and even started putting on weight, she ultimately laid down and would not have the strength to get up again. Her life, however, was lived on the wild side and for that we are thankful.
We have been paying close attention to casualties as result of this year's historic winter conditions. To date, shed hunters and locals have discovered nine (9) wild horses on the Challis range that did not make it and this number is sure to rise. The extreme and relentless bitter cold and deep snows have dealt a heavy hand. It is surreal, the number of deer and wildlife that did not make it and are surfacing in town, pastures and on the range as deep snows finally melt. We are continuing to monitor and document these numbers as they relate to overall health, count, and well-being of the Challis Herd.
False reports and inaccuracies circulated about the number of Challis wild horses being gathered, removed and shipped out, prior to the start of the bait trap operation, creating quite a stir. Horses assumed to be Challis wild horses, were, in fact, the domestic horses of regional outfitters and ranchers who have annual permits to winter graze their horses in the area around the BLM Challis Wild Horse Corrals. The outfitters and ranchers who own these horses had to bring them in, sort and move them to their respective ranches prior to start of bait trap gather, and so the BLM could prepare for expectant Challis wild horses coming in from the range through mid-April. Apparently this created confusion, concern and a spread of misinformation. To be clear, the BLM Challis Wild Horse Corrals are not located on the Challis HMA.
Click + Read March 7 Post About The Challis Wild Horse Bait Trap Gather 2017