Giving Thanks

Thankful for Wild Horses!

Thankful for Wild Horses!

We continue to be thankful to be so lucky to see wild horses free-roaming out in the Virginia Range hills, canyons and valleys. We are also thankful for the many volunteers in the state of Nevada, and all the Western states, that work so hard to keep our American Mustang free! Thank you to the few political figures and members of Congress who truly support the wild horses. In most of the Western states, supporting wild horses is not politically correct. Although, the American people want to see horses remain wild and free. We are thankful to see stately stallions protecting their families. We are thankful to see colts play fighting with their cousins, and grateful to see magnificent mares nursing their young feisty foals.

One way to show our gratitude is to donate to one or more of the deserving non-profit advocate groups. Let ‘em Run Foundation, Wild Horse Preservation Fund and Wild Horse Preservation League are just a few small groups in Northern Nevada that work all year long to help the Virginia Range wild horses. Any amount is always greatly appreciated! Follow links on our website: And click on the links on the right side of the home page to get more information about sponsoring a wild horse or how to donate.

Thank YOU for honoring and admiring the wild horses during your visit to Reno Nevada!

Somewhere Over a Summer Rainbow

Our Pot of Gold – Our American Mustang  (click on title)

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow, way up high

There is a land I heard of, in a lullaby

Somewhere Over the Rainbow, skies are blue

And the Dreams that you Dare to Dream, really do come True” 

Dreams Come True

Somewhere Over a Summer Rainbow

Satisfying Moments Watching Mustangs



We have noticed something about our visitors in the last four years.  Families that want to observe the mustangs usually have animals, pets dogs or cats or both.  Some are lucky enough to be horse owners.  The people watch in wonder as they see family bands and bachelor bands grazing on a hillside or heading down to the watering hole.  They always remark how beautiful they are.

They are not groomed or brushed; and the meager food they eat, has little nutritional value.  Yet, the Mustang, in all their rugged beauty, inspires admirers from all who watch them.  The young foals always bring a smile to our face.  The interaction between the stallions raises eyebrows and our heart rate probably jumps a beat or two!  It is such an honor when people from around the country return to Reno and want to see the wild horses again.


Watching wildlife, or even our domestic pets, bring us joy.  There is something internally satisfying about our furry and feathered friends.  But watching the horses, free roaming, and in their family bands is satisfying and a very special treat!

Follow the link to read a wonderful writing by one of Sonny Boys Tours visitors.  


American Boomer Blog



Winter Coat for Wild Horses


What do wild horses do in the wintertime to keep warm?  Grow a winter coat of course!  Mother nature provides wild animals with a thick ‘coat’ that protects them from the winter chill and dipping temperatures.

Anyone who has owned a horse and lived in below freezing temperatures has witnessed this in domestic horses too.  Rolling in the dust and dirt applies another layer of protection.  Family bands huddle together to create body heat which also helps keep everyone cozy and warm.

Wild and Wooly

Food sources , however, become sparse in the winter months.  The current drought has also affected water sources for horses in the wild.  Over the years, mustangs have learned to adapt to conditions with meager forage and water in times of scarce resources.

The most threatening condition for wild horses in the West is not the natural conditions but the affects of mankind encroaching on the animal’s habitats.  Nonprofit organizations are working tirelessly on behalf of our American Mustang to keep them wild and free.

To learn more about these issues, follow Sonny Boys Tours on Facebook.  If you would like to donate to the non-profit organizations, and to find out how you can help, follow the links on the right side of the home page in our website:

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