Toni Moore first saw the wild horses in the West Douglas Herd Area on a date with Don Moore, DVM who had grown up in the area. Toni realized the uniqueness of this wild horse herd and their habitat.
She and Don married a year later and they both have continued to advocate for all wild horses to be managed, not just removed from our public lands. After finding out BLM plans to completely remove the West Douglas Herd, Toni began reviewing as many public documents that BLM could provide about this herd, interfacing with local and national organizations who also advocated for wild horses and burros.
Toni was appointed to two terms on the Colorado NW Resource Advisory Council to represent wild horse interests, and she was the Administrative Assistant for the Wild Horse and Burro Freedom Alliance during its inception. She and husband Don have 7 mustangs and now sharing their love of the West Douglas Wild Horse Herd with their grandchildren.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Toni attended San Jacinto Junior College in Pasadena Texas. She moved to Fruita, Colorado in 1976 and worked 16 years at her husband Don’s veterinary clinic as office manager for 16 years. In addition to that, she has worked in several businesses in the Grand Junction area, as well as the local housing authority, while raising her family.