About F.O.A.L.

Friends of a Legacy (F.O.A.L.) was founded in April 2005 by four dedicated Cody, Wyoming residents committed to preserving and protecting the wild horse herd living in the McCullough Peaks, located 12 to 27 miles east of Cody and encompassing 120,412 acres of land.

In 2006 FOAL was granted non-profit 501(c)(3) status by the IRS and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the BLM for "...coordination and cooperation between the BLM and FOAL on opportuniteis for public education, to enhance the habitat for all creatures living within the McCullough Peaks Wild Horse HMA, and to assist the BLM in managing the wild horses in the MCullough Peaks herd."

Keeping these horses wild and free continues to be the mission of our ten dedicated board members and Executive Director, and we are thankful for the generous donations of our loyal support base which enable us to complete our projects.
Our Mission
To protect and preserve the wild horses of the McCullough Peaks.

Our Goals

  • Provide the public with educational opportunities to learn about the wild mustangs and their habitat.
  • To enhance the habitat for all creatures living within the McCullough Peaks Wild Horse Herd Management Area (HMA).
  • Work with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to effectively manage the McCullough Peaks Range.

Our Accomplishments

Wild Horse Interpretive Kiosk & Trail
In 2006, FOAL purchased 160 acres of land which is bordered on three sides by the McCullough Peaks Wild Horse Herd Management Area (HMA).

In 2011, FOAL sought the talents of Northwest College graphic design students to help create nine panels which describe the McCullough Peak's geology, history, plants, and wild horse population. These panels were then installed along a trail that meanders through the property.

Summer, 2019 saw the completion of our Wild Horse Interpretive Kiosk. From this vantage point, visitors are able to gaze upon "The Bridger Trail", pioneered by Jim Bridger as an alternate route to the Montana gold mines in the early 1860's. Often wild horses can be seen grazing beneath Bridger Butte.

The FOAL board was also instrumental in naming a 30-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 14/16/20 (from Cody city limits to just east of Emblem) as "The Wild Horse Highway", to celebrate the McCullough Peaks wild horse herd that roams along the road.