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Donna McElroy, a Dayton, Nevada resident and long-time member of the Wild Horse Preservation League (WHPL), passed away on November 28, 2013.

Donna especially wanted to assist Shirley Allen in helping rescue and care for injured and/or abandoned wild horse foals needing to be removed from the open range. Shirley Allen is a member of the wild horse nonprofit organization, Least Resistance Training Concepts (LRTC).

A few months before Donna died, WHPL honored her by starting the Donna McElroy Endowment Fund, with monies donated going to the Allen's 'Rescue Corral' in Dayton, for feed, medicine, veterinary and operational costs when and where needed.

So far $2,800 has been donated to her Endowment Fund under the auspices of WHPL. All of that money has gone to help the rescued colts and fillies under the wonderful care of Shirley and her husband, Bruce.

If you wish to contribute to this very worthwhile cause, simply click on the ‘Donate’ button above and in the box under the word ‘Purpose,’ type in ‘Donna McElroy Endowment Fund.’ If you prefer, you can donate by sending a check to W.H.P.L., Post Office Box 1958, Dayton, NV 89403. Please indicate on the check it is for the endowment fund.

Thank you so very much.

Now that they've been saved from slaughter, let's find permanent homes for our Virginia Range friends!


In 2001, wild horse enthusiasts rallied together to save “Two Socks,” a stately bay stallion, when he was removed. As his sire before him, “Two Socks” had roamed free in a valley, just east of Dayton, Nevada, for over 20 years. With his great temperament, gentle nature and excellent conformation, it was a pleasure to see him though he never allowed anyone to touch him. He was the epitome of the best in a wild horse. He not only threw beautiful foals but ones that could survive and thrive in the wild. Residents were horrified when he was captured, knowing a horse that old, especially a stallion, would never find an adopter and, undoubtedly, be sent to auction for slaughter. The Wild Horse Preservation League was quickly formed to find an immediate care-giver for him locally. Though this great horse has lost his freedom, he did not lose his life. “Two Socks” is our “Poster Child,” and the impetus for causing people to finally speak out, and be heard on the plight of OUR wild horses.

The Wild Horse Preservation League is always open to new ideas and voices in the struggle to keep our wild horses free from slaughter and eventual extinction. We do not wish to see them all put in a limited number of sanctuaries. However, we need your help to keep their freedom on OUR public lands.

To help, please voice your concerns to the following; Director, BLM, (202) 208-3801; Secretary, Dept. of the Interior, (202) 208-3100; or the Director, NV Department of Agriculture, (775) 688-1182.

For information about our organization, please contact:

Bonnie Matton
Wild Horse Preservation League
Post Office Box 1958
Dayton, NV 89403
(775) 720-5134

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A Little Perspective

Let me teach you.
When you are tense, let me teach you to relax.
When you are short tempered, let me teach you to be patient.
When you are short sighted, let me teach you to see.
When you are quick to react, let me teach you to be thoughtful.
When you are angry, let me teach you to be serene.
When you feel superior, let me teach you to be respectful.
When you are self absorbed, let me teach you to think of greater things.
When you are arrogant, let me teach you humility.
When you are lonely, let me be your companion.
When you are tired, let me carry the load.
When you need to learn, let me teach you. After all, I'm your horse.

W. Lamm, 1997

The state of Nevada is a "fence out" state and we want to share this information about the Nevada Range Land Disclosure form with you

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