Ginger Fedak is the wild horse and burro campaign director at In Defense of Animals. A lifelong animal welfare advocate and horse professional, Fedak has spent decades teaching about and advocating for domestic and wild horses.
Ginger Fedak has spent decades teaching about and advocating for domestic and wild horses. Her work has appeared in AlterNet, Countercurrents, CounterPunch, LA Progressive, and NationofChange. Follow her on Twitter: @gfedidausa.
A lifelong animal advocate and “horse person,” Ginger began her professional career at age 14 mentoring under a natural horsemanship trainer (before the term “natural horsemanship” was coined) and teaching horsemanship and riding lesson classes. She continued with these endeavors and eventually began her own business, Sun Pony Ranch, with two partners. The exceptional horses she trained taught children and adults natural horsemanship and the horse/rider partnership with emphasis on consideration and understanding of, and for, the horse partner.
Ginger earned her B.S. in Range Animal Science and Range Management from Sul Ross State University in west Texas. This has helped her in her career, and in understanding of range conditions and issues for both wild equines and livestock in her long-time wild horse and burro advocacy work. She currently works as the Wild Horse and Burro Campaign Director for the non-profit group In Defense of Animals and teaches natural horsemanship classes on weekends.
The 2022 Save Our Wild Horses Conference and assembly, held in Washington, D.C., from April 26-30, 2022, focused on spreading awareness about the issues facing our wild horses & burros, wildlife and wild places. Our goal was to shine a light on these issues and to give those of you attending the tools to become powerful voices. We, the organizers, are a grassroots group of wild horse and wildlife advocates. Key matters relating to the nation's wild horses and burros, and public lands, including steps that need to be taken to protect rangelands, re-wilding, rescues & sanctuaries, and a class on how to become a more effective advocate. Informational tables, photography displays, an art show, and more.