Category Archives: Onaqui Herd Management Area

Time Travels

Time Travels from Thayne Shaffer on Vimeo.

Four years, five states, fourteen locations, 8,130 photos and countless miles driven! Continue reading »

The Onaqui Mustangs

In 1971 Congress passed a law requiring the Secretary of the Interior to preserve, protect, and manage wild, free-roaming horses and burros on public lands in the West. Subsequently the BLM established herd management areas in all but one western state. Throughout the state of Utah there are 24 designated areas managed for wild herds. Those herds are mostly comprised of descendants of animals that strayed from Native Americans, explorers, pioneers and ranchers over time. However, the ancestry of some Utah animals can be traced to stock brought to the Americas by Spanish conquistadors in the 1500s. Some Utah populations are believed have the purest bloodlines tracing back to those early Iberian animals. Continue reading »