Rounding Up Wild Horses Will Break Your Heart if You See Them First When They Are Free

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A wild family in Salt Wells Creek

A wild family in Salt Wells Creek

Rounding Up Wild Horses Will Break Your Heart if You See Them First When They Are Free

by Carol J. Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation

Dust boils up from the running wild horses

Dust boils up from the running wild horses

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Running into the trap

Running into the trap

The first day I went to the Checkerboard Roundup this year we traveled a long way to get to the border of Colorado and Wyoming, and the BLM was rounding up wild horses just outside the Adobe Town Herd Area in Wyoming. We were allowed to climb up on a rocky hillside so that we could see the trap.

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Mare with radio collar and foal at her side

Mare with radio collar and foal at her side

In the Trap

In the Trap

We watched horses coming in from very far away, and we had group after group come in. In one group, where most of the horses had identical blazes, marking them as family, there was a mare with a radio collar!  I had been following the BLM when they traveled almost to the border in the deep snow to release this mare. She had strayed out of the area. At her side was a foal.As it turns out there was also another mare with a radio collar. I asked what the BLM was going to do with these mares. They seemed to think that they might release them, but in a different area, later. In fact, there was a new press release about the study, that two radio collars had failed to work, and three more were too loose, and so they dropped these 5 collars, and they needed more mares for the study. Conveniently, rounding up wild horses in Adobe Town allows the BLM an opportunity to put more collars on captured mares. Now there will be 30 wild mares wearing radio collars in Adobe Town. At least they will be released unlike the other mares, foals and stallions that will be captured in this area over the next couple of weeks. Radio Collar Study information:

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5 comments on “Rounding Up Wild Horses Will Break Your Heart if You See Them First When They Are Free

  1. It makes me so I’ll that I can’t stand it any more! Why are the voices of the minority heard and acted on while the voices of the majority just put aside? Is it an wonder that violence erupts when things are seemingly hopeless? I often think about Wild Horse Annie and her fight for the freedom of the Wild Horses and Burros. And her great accomplishment only to have it taken away by the swipe of a pen by some low life politician. It is like an up hill battle trying to fight a corrupt and immoral system which goes all the way to the top. Just how in the hell did our country get this way? I don’t think I’ve seen this frustration in our country ever in my life. But continue to pray for.all of our animals especially the horses and other equines. We saw the light for a brief moment until it was taken from us by a corrupt group of people. Thank you RT and all the others who try to keep us informed. I vow to never give up the fight for all our equine friends!

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  2. Thank you Gail for saying what is in my heart. Yes, no matter that I dont live near where these horses have run free, it still breaks my heart to know the BLM acts without compassion, without morality, corruptly and with impunity. What I wish for these people I cannot say aloud and hope that God will forgive me for wishing it.

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