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Talking Mustangs with Shannon Riley

Molly Sumridge Rebecca Madrid Tiamat Warda 13 March 2021 67 1


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In this episode we welcome Shannon Riley, who is currently completing her Masters in Anthrozoology at the University of Exeter, to talk to us about her experience gentling mustangs and the current research it inspired. We’ll discuss some of the issues with managing wild mustang populations, the language used to categorize the individuals, and how the terms applied can affect their lives directly. See below for some resources to learn more.  

Meet the hosts:
Tiamat Warda – www.humanima.de/en | @TiamatWarda
Molly Sumridge – www.mollysumridge.com  | @MollySumridge
Rebecca Madrid – www.rebecca-madrid.com | @RebeccaLMadrid  

Mustang stewardship:
– Honest Horses: Wild Horses in the Great Basin by Paula Morin, 2006
– Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth and Future of the Mustang by David Phillips, 2017
– Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West by Deanne Stillman, 2009
– Wild Horses: The Consequences of Doing Nothing by Ben Masters, 2017  

Horse-Human Interaction:
– Mustangs and Prisoners: Narratives of Capture and Domestication by Natalie Corinne Hansen, 2011
– Talking About Horses: Control and Freedom in the World of Natural Horsemanship by Lynda Birke, 2008
– Mustangs and Domestic Horses: Examining What We Think We Know About Differences by Karen K. Dalke and Megan J. Olson Hunt, 2017
– At the Threshold of Change: The Inmates and Wild Horses of Canon City, Colorado by Karen Dalke, 2008

The Shifting Lens podcast brings together a team of anthrozoologists critically seeking to shift the lenses through which we view our multi-species world.

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