On the Ground at West Douglas

A story posted yesterday by Vail Daily provides an account of the roundup on Day 6.

Body condition scores, not reported at the gather page, are mostly 4s (healthy).

Of special interest are the pictographs and petroglyphs on sandstone walls in the area dating back at least 800 years.  Many feature horses, which is not consistent with the wild horse narrative.

The article did not indicate if the area was subject to permitted grazing, and if the resource shortage associated with the drought and Oil Springs Fire—drivers of the roundup—had affected grazing operations.

RELATED: West Douglas Roundup Day 9.

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