Challis Messenger, May 2014

"Wild Love Preserve: A New Paradigm for Wild Horses"

Feature in the Challis Messenger Annual Central Idaho Guide, May 22, 2014. Story By Renee Aucoin.

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 Andrea greeted by one of  Wild Love's 130 adopted Challis wild horses, and shedding his winter coat, May 2014.

Andrea greeted by one of  Wild Love's 130 adopted Challis wild horses, and shedding his winter coat, May 2014.

“Wild Love Preserve truly is the culmination of all the various paths that I’ve traveled for the past 47 years of my life,” Maki says.  “It’s about finding a new way to bring people together.  I believe that if you go in looking for a fight, you’re going to get a fight.  If you approach with kindness, compassion, understanding and interest in listening to various perspectives, whether you agree or not, eventually people will come together and you will find common ground.  I work with folks who I don’t necessarily have the same beliefs as me, but I find it very interesting and purposeful to listen to their history and their perspectives, taking all into account as this project has evolved, whether it be the ranchers, BLM or environmentalists.”  

- Andrea Maki from "Wild Love Preserve: A New Paradigm for Wild Horses", Challis Messenger Annual Central Idaho Guide, May 2014