Welcome: Part 2

Many of you know that I am going to Graduate School to study the impact of artificial management, particularly PZP, on the Pryor mustangs.

I am interested in determining the long term impacts of PZP on the horses as individuals and as a herd. I’m looking at influences on genetic diversity, behaviour and welfare. My goal is to assess these factors in a scientific manner so that we can most humanely and effectively protect and manage the herd. As the horses are social mammals, I believe impacts on behaviour are particularly important to identify and address.

The research has wider applications to several populations of social mammals, such as wolves, elk and deer.

Welcome!

Hi everyone!

I created this sister blog as a dedicated webpage to discuss the Pryor Mountain Mustangs, their preservation, and my studies on these special horses.

Please feel free to post comments-I love discussing the horses!

I chose the name not only to reference the Pryor Herd, but also as a nod to my interest in the history of these horses (“Pryor/prior” Hoofprints) ­čÖé