Wild Horse Annie Act Law and Legal Definition

Wild Horse Annie Act is a 1959 American law that sought to restrict the use of motorized vehicles by cowboys rounding-up wild horses on public land.

The name came from the woman who spearheaded the legislation, Velma B. Johnston, later known as "Wild Horse Annie".

Wild Horse Annie lead a grassroots campaign, involving mostly school children, that outraged the public and ultimately got them fully engaged in the issue. In January 1959, Nevada Congressman Walter Baring introduced a bill prohibiting the use of motorized vehicles to hunt wild horses and burros on all public lands.