Last set of photos from 06/15/18. These guys spent most of the afternoon near the pond but decided to move on to other pastures around 6:00 pm.
The pond is seasonal and will dry up in another month or so, typical for the Nevada high desert. The horses were not very interested in drinking from it, only saw one go in it.
Fifteen to twenty halter-trained mustangs, along with three to five saddle-started mustangs will be available for adoption at the Missoula County Fairgrounds June 22-23, 2018, according to a BLM news release dated 06/20/18. Fifty untouched horses and ten untouched burros will also be available.
Wild horse & burro posters will not be available at the event.
Another area hit by drought. More information at the Heber Wild Horses’ FB page.
The Heber WHT lies to the northeast of the Tonto National Forest, which is the home of the Salt River horses.
Flushing new system a few times to remove sediment. Water was a bit cloudy initially, but cleared up after four or five cycles (drain tanks until pressure hits 40 psi, pump comes on and refills tanks, repeat).
Some Virginia Range mustangs came by to check it out…and they liked it! Photos taken 06/15/18.
Video from 2018 Yakama Nation Treaty Days rodeo in Washington state. This is what happens to the wild ones they don’t send to slaughter? Language warning.
More photos from 06/15/18. Elevation 6500 feet. Wind out of the west with a temperature of 70 deg F.
The Virginia Range mustangs roam an area east of Reno, NV bounded by I-80 on the north, Hwy 395 on the west, Hwy 50 on the south and Hwy 95 on the east.
Refer to this news release dated 06/20/18. Pastures must be able to accommodate at least 100 animals and must be located in Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Oklahoma or Wyoming. They must provide a free-roaming environment and allow for public visitation and viewing.
The action is justified by the number of wild horses and burros on western rangelands vis-à-vis ‘other legally mandated land uses’ [such as, ahem, cough-cough, livestock grazing].
Bidders will be expected to care for the animals for periods of up to ten years. Proposals are due 07/10/18.