Since August 11 only adults and foals have been captured. But the number of animals gathered has increased from 78 stallions, 4 mares and 14 foals on August 20 to 81 stallions, 7 mares and 16 foals as of today.
The traps have been idle since August 24 according to the daily reports.
The operation will remove all wild horses from the HMA, followed by selective return, including mares treated with contraceptives.
The herd won’t be a product of natural processes, just a carefully curated exhibit.