Tampering with God’s Handiwork

BLM uses helicopters, she uses darts.  Results are the same: Fewer horses on the range.

One hundred and forty six lives denied.  Seems proud of it too.

How many of you would call the BLM ‘Advocates?’

The Mark of Authenticity

The BLM freeze mark says you’ve got the real deal.

This horse had a signalment key of HF1AAAAAM.

Male or female?

How many socks?

Buckskin or dun?

Link to BLM Freezemark & Signalment Key Decoder.

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Meet the Horse, Meet the Owner

Bad horses are not born, they’re made.  If this is what you have to do to stop a horse from being put down then do it.

It’s not the pasture.

He’s not in a class of his own.

It’s you.

If you were trying to teach your horse to pick up his feet or take a halter, would you put him in a round pen and run the crap out of him?

You Be Their Voice

On the trail with Ginger Kathrens.

Things to note in the video:

  • No bit
  • Remarks about digestive systems at 7:10
  • Remarks about freedom & family at 11:44

The Red Desert contains the Antelope Hills, Crooks Mountain, Green Mountain, Lost Creek and Stewart Creek HMAs.

Be Good to Your Horse Always

Two things you can do to help him avoid colic:

  • Don’t lock him in a stall
  • Give him clean fresh water daily

If it’s more work for you it’s better for him.

These guys are not in a barn, they’re in a corral.  Pasture would be better.

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Water buckets can be dumped, rinsed and refilled daily.  Bleached weekly.  Mustangs play in their water on hot summer days.  Sometimes a bucket gets damaged.

Don’t get mad when your horse acts like a horse.  Keep a spare bucket in the barn.

Do you think it’s an accident they’re standing the way they are?  No, they’re keeping an eye on their surroundings, especially the photographer.  Haven’t decided if he’s friend or foe.

Give your horse choices.  If he wants to be in the rain he can be in the rain.  If he wants to be under a roof he can be under a roof.

Note the 2×6 rim board added to the pipe panels to satisfy BLM requirements.

If you adopt a mare from the BLM she might be pregnant (unless she’s been in segregated long-term holding for over a year).

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