Founded in April 2005, Friends of a Legacy (F.O.A.L.) is a non-profit grassroots organization committed to preserving and protecting the wild horse herd living in McCullough Peaks.


Glimpse into the world of the McCullough Peaks Wild Horses, as seen through the eyes of many talented photographers.

Friends of a Legacy organized this exciting exhibit and invites you to a public reception, 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31st at the Park County Library in Cody. The show will remain in Cody for about a month, and then travel to other Wyoming libraries through 2025.

As always, Friends of a Legacy greatly appreciates your support and we hope to see you at the event!

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We love sharing our latest activities with supporters of the McCullough Peaks wild horses... like you!

The Living Waters Initiative

The McCullough Peaks is called a "high plains desert" because of the scarcity of precipitation.  Small reservoirs have proven effective for capturing snow and rain runoff, thus providing life-giving water for the wild horses, cattle, and other wildlife inhabiting this vast dry area.

FOAL's 10-year "Living Water Initiative" will restore and maintain at least 20 strategically located reservoirs, which in turn spreads the herd and prevents overgrazing in any one area of the Peaks.  <Learn More>

FOAL has already contributed $20,000 towards restoration of the "Lotus" and "Swede" Reservoirs, but we need your help to fulfill our mission.

Find out how FOAL teamed up with the local Bureau of Land Management office to ensure the McCullough Peaks mustangs remain wild and free.
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How You Can Help

The key to wildlife population control isn't in culling out the existing population but in addressing its reproduction.

Your donation of time, talent, and monetary gifts are greatly appreciated.  FOAL welcomes other dedicated volunteers!

Interested in starting your own advocacy group?  Partnerships have proven to be a big part of our success.

In the News

FOAL MR 2023 8th annual revised

Please save the date for Friends of a Legacy's annual fundraiser ...

Saturday, September 16, 2023

from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

at the Cody Holiday Inn.

The evening will feature dinner, silent and live auctions of an array of donated items, and a program about the icons of the American West.

We hope to see you at our main fundraising event that helps support our efforts to preserve and protect the wild horses of McCullough Peaks!

2022 Mustang Rendezvous event held at the Holiday Inn in Cody, WY.
Phyllis Preator and Tricia Hatle checking out the items on the silent auction table pre-event during set up.

The McCullough Peaks are located 12 to 27 miles east of Cody, Wyoming and encompass 120,412 acres of land. The best grazing is found south of the rugged peaks where the terrain turns into grass and sage covered prairie.

Please Remember!

It is important that when visiting the Peaks you stay on the existing roads. Due to the fragile nature of the environment, any new tire tracks will scar the landscape forever.

Also, please stay at least 500 feet away from the horses.  When they become too habituated to people, they have the tendency to venture too close.  Any harm to humans might result in the horse being euthanized by the BLM.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Volunteer to refurbish informational signs within the McCullough Peaks Herd Management Area.