Four thousand was the number the Forest Service was throwing around last year before the roundup. Then they removed one thousand horses.
A 20% growth rate would put the herd at 3,600 this year.
But when this year’s roundup was announced, there were 1,800 horses at the WHT, from which 500 were removed.
So how many are out there now? Who knows.
Although the land was set aside for the horses, the government manages it primarily for livestock, privately owned, of course.