Ranchers Encouraged by Devil’s Garden Roundup

Public-lands ranchers in Modoc County, CA are optimistic about the future, according to a story posted today by Tri-State Livestock News, now that 932 wild horses have been removed from the Devil’s Garden Plateau WHT.

The Forest Service is working with local permit holders to allow cattle back onto the range sometime this year.  Another roundup is planned for the fall.

Wild horses and burros are being pushed off public lands—territory set aside for them—so their food can be given to privately owned cattle and sheep.

Yet you still have a bunch of idiots running around with their PZP dart guns trying to convince everyone else that WHB are overpopulated on western rangelands.

RELATED: Devil’s Garden Horses Get Short End of Stick, Wild Horse Overpopulation?

Saddle-Started Horses Available Later This Month in Carson City

BLM announced today that sixteen inmate-trained horses will be auctioned March 30 at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center.  They were gathered from HMAs in Nevada.

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Refer to the news release for directions to the facility.  Mobil phones, cameras, recording devices and tobacco are prohibited.

The adoption catalog has descriptions of the horses and BLM’s adoption requirements.

Horses from Placitas Sanctuary Finding New Homes

A story posted this morning by the Santa Fe Reporter says that Mustang Camp, a training facility in Milan, NM, has agreed to take fifty of the horses from the Placitas Wild Horse Preserve at San Felipe Pueblo.

Approximately 25 horses from the sanctuary still need a new home.

As for the horses still roaming freely in the hills around Placitas, they may soon become the subject of a new fertility control program, according to the report.

RELATED: Placitas Wild Horse Preserve Needs New Home.

Who’s Feeding the Big Summit Horses?

Someone has been putting out hay for the horses at Big Summit WHT, according to a report posted yesterday by KTVZ News in Bend, OR, creating a safety hazard near a road in the Ochoco National Forest.

The Forest Service said visitors should not feed or touch wild horses, which can change their behavior and eventually lead to their removal from public lands.

RELATED: Horse Befriended by Campers Removed from Big Summit WHT.