#Wild Horses

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Bureau of Land Management Removes Over 600 Wild Horses from Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management has rounded up 631 horses in Colorado, resulting in two deaths during the cruel capture. Their plan was to capture 783 wild horses and then, eventually adopt out or sell 733 of them. 50 of the horses were to be released back into their natural habitat, with 25 mares having received fertility control.
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Northwest Colorado wild horse roundup ends with 70% of the herd removed

Stella Trueblood stood on a platform above the corrals, her eyes quickly scanning through the dust as the wild horses were pushed through a chute toward a trailer. The mustangs that reached the semitrailer would ship out of the Sand Wash Basin forever. Trueblood and other volunteers from the Sand Wash Basin Wild Horse Advocate Team – called SWAT – could save only 50 of the nearly 700 horses that were rounded up by helicopter in the high desert rangeland in far northwest Colorado.
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BLM removing wild horses across West

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is in the process of removing over 700 wild horses from the Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area and adjacent property in northwest Colorado and another 600 in the Jackson Mountains HMA in Nevada. The emergency round ups are two of many occurring on western lands stricken by drought this summer, as a lack of water resources and adequate forage threaten the survival of the ecologically feral animals and further exacerbates their ecological impacts.

Wild Ruidoso – A Visitor’s Guide to Enjoying Local Wildlife

Ruidoso’s scenery is magical, but our local wildlife is the truly enchanting part of our mountain village. Did you know there are over 200 species of birds in Ruidoso? Not to mention the numerous deer, bears, elk, and wild horses that you might find wandering around the Lincoln National Forest or even crossing the street in midtown!
Post Register

BLM rounds up wild horses north of Emmett

EMMETT, Idaho (CBS2) — The Bureau of Land Management has begun a helicopter-assisted wild horse gather in the Four Mile Herd Management Area north of Emmett to help prevent the degradation of public lands. The BLM says there should be roughly 37-60 wild horses in the area, but there are...

Feds end controversial horse gather in Northwest Colorado

(The Center Square) - Federal land managers who oversee the Sand Wash Basin herd management area (HMA) near Craig say they've ended a controversial wild horse gather that significantly reduced populations in the area. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) said last month it planned to remove 783 animals...

Bosnia’s wild horses: Promising tourist attraction, or farmers’ pest?

LIVNO, Bosnia (Reuters) – Wild horses galloping across rugged mountains in western Bosnia are an ever-bigger tourist attraction, but need protection from local farmers who see them as pests, activists say. The number of horses roaming the Kruzi plateau, at the foot of the Cincar mountain, has been increasing over...
Cody Enterprise

How to manage wild horses? Many criticize BLM’s plans for state herds

(Editor’s note: Part 1 of a two-part series on the current issues regarding wild horses and management practices) Ada Inbody will often drive out to the McCollough Peaks with her dogs just to watch the wild horse herd. Since her days growing up on a farm in rural Oklahoma, she has been riding horses, but wild horses for her have always garnered special attention, sometimes keeping her up late in the night thinking about the equine.

State input stops Sand Wash Basin wild horse roundup early

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 6:45 p.m. to include a response from the Bureau of Land Management’s national office. The largest wild horse round up in Colorado history ended early, in part, because of pressure from Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on the Bureau of Land Management to find a better, more collaborative way to manage the state’s wild horses.

Wadden: A better way to manage wild horses

The management of feral horses and burros in the West is a complicated issue that tangles economics, ecology and emotion. While ancestors of modern horses originally evolved in North America and are thought to have spread to other continents from here, they went extinct in North America about 10,000 years ago. They are no more native to modern North America than short-faced bears, dire wolves or mastodons.