First Wild Horse Band Removed from Mesa Verde National Park

Sixteen trespass horses were captured on September 24, according to a news release by the Park Service.

The location of the trap site was not disclosed and the incident is not open to public observation.

A report by The Journal of Cortez, CO said the low-impact bait-and-trap gather will continue until all the horses are gone, hopefully by 2024.

The population has declined to less than 100 horses, down from a high of 150.

Captured animals will be taken to Mustang Camp in New Mexico, known for its unusual training methods.

Bribery might be more accurate.

Would you adopt a wild horse who thinks you’re lower than he is?

He pushes, you yield.  Then you reinforce the behavior with alfalfa cubes.

RELATED: Mesa Verde Roundup Continues, Private Placement Begins.

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