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About


Wild Horse Journal is the first of its kind blog dedicated to the magnificent yet often misunderstood world of wild horses who suffer tragically on a global scale.  Inspired by a little Australian brumby named ‘Trooper’,  WHJ is an invitation to come on a literary and visual journey of discovery, awe and connection in understanding and protecting the last of the existing herds with the intention that ultimately, the knowledge gained from study of wild horses will help all horses.

Trooper one year after his capture and rescue

Our goal in this endeavor is to bring you provocative news stories, personal interviews with leading equine researchers and scientists, breathtaking photographs and sagely wisdom from the most respected spiritual and cultural leaders from around the world.

More stories ahead…join us for “news you can run with.”

About Trooper:  see the page “Trooper’s Diary”

Trooper and Mae Lee at home 2 years after his adoption. At age 4, Trooper still has growing to do so he's learning groundwork under the guidance of non violent and bitless trainer, Carlos Tabernaberri.

Trooper and Mae Lee at home 2 years after his adoption. At age 4, Trooper still has growing to do so he’s learning groundwork under the guidance of non violent and bitless trainer, Carlos Tabernaberri.

About the editor:

Mae Lee Sun is co-author of the 2013 release, ‘Brumby: A celebration of Australia’s wild horses’ by Exisle Publications.   She is a freelance journalist/photographer, editor, writer and animal welfare advocate and has worked in the United States and abroad since 1995 and currently in Australia. Her articles and essays have appeared in numerous newspapers and literary journals and range in topics from animal welfare to women’s issues, green technology and spirituality.  She presented a white paper on the use of endangered species parts in Traditional Chinese Medicine at a CITIES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) sponsored conference of the ASA (Asian Conservation Alliance) in Japan, has successfully lobbied with prominent animal welfare organizations including WSPA UK to pass human euthanasia laws for companion and farm animals in Taiwan, managed the education program for a noted sanctuary for animals used as food,  established the first U.S. Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) internship at an animal shelter at the Boulder Valley Humane Society in Colorado and ghost wrote materials for a book on vegan living.  She holds M.A.’s in both Sociology and Buddhist Studies and resides in Victoria, Australia, with her partner Bruce, her brumby ‘Trooper’ and four domestic horses, ‘Charlie’,'Tex’,’ Max’ and ‘Shadow’, three dogs ‘CoCo’, ‘Milo’ and ‘Zach’ and two cats,’Raskull’and ‘Sabbath’.  When not at her desk, she’s having a ‘cuppa’ with the wildlife in the paddock or at work helping Australian CEOs and business leaders in achieve personal and professional excellence.