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Sunday, December 02, 2012


           BATHROBE CRUSADER: Speak Up For What's Right without leaving home


It can be crazy keeping up with wild horse news, but you can do it and speak out for what’s right, from your couch. 
How? Use a Google Alert. 
I am no techie & I set it up in 2 minutes. Now, I get daily email about wild horses all over the world, and it's totally free.

Step One:  Go to or use this link .

Step Two: Fill out the form,
The form asks some questions:

Search Query: Here's where you type in WILD HORSES

Type – I set my alerts for all types of alerts – news, blogs, books, etc.

How often – Once per day is enough for most people

Volume – This isn't loudness; it means how many responses you want to see. I choose "Only the best results," otherwise you often get the same story over and over again.

Step Three: Click the "Create Alert" button 

When you get your Google Alerts, click on a headline, go read the story. If there's a place to comment, do it.
THIS IS ALL ABOUT PEER PRESSURE. Your opinion influences other people. They won't know if you're 11 years old or 87d. They won't know if you're a student or a veterinarian – unless you think those facts are important to mention. 
Here's an easy formula for response I borrowed from friend, Suzanne Morgan Williams:

a) Describe your personal connection to the issue in 2 -3 sentences
b) Give 3 facts about the issue – 1 – 3 sentences
c) Tell your reader what action you want him/her to take – 1 sentence

That's it! In 3 – 6 sentences, you will have explained why you want to share the world with wild horses. Save your response as a document & use it over again as sort of a letter-in-waiting.
Here's mine as an example:
As the author of the PHANTOM STALLION book series about Nevada's wild horses, I've spent much of my adulthood in the West's wild places. I hear from readers around the world who see the mustangs as the majority of Americans do: wild horses are a treasure far greater than the minerals underground. The BLM has sided with big business and big politics, against the American people. Costly helicopter round-ups cause the death and dislocation of wild horses and greed rules the range. It's up to you to stop the round-ups, before the thunder of wild hooves is silenced forever.

Feel free to borrow all except the part where you say you're me.        

For more ideas on how to save the West’s wild horses visit Phantom, Hearts for Horses

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