Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, Home of the Giga Ponies

Take exit 32 on I-80 and travel south on USA Parkway.  There is another entrance a few miles to the west, exit 28.  The Google aerial image is terribly out of date.  Try Bing.

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TRIC is at the northern end of the Virginia Range and is home to hundreds of wild horses, as well as the Tesla Gigafactory.

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Weather was cold and damp but horses were spotted in the hills along Waltham Way and on both sides of USA Parkway.  Photos taken 12/08/18.

RELATED: Giga Ponies on a Cold Foggy Day.

Colville Gather Announced

The Colville Tribes of northeastern Washington have issued an RFP to remove up to 1,500 wild horses from their reservation in the first quarter of 2019, according to a report that appeared yesterday in the Tribal Tribune of Nespelem, WA.

The goal of the roundup is to “…is to minimize the negative impacts of feral horses while maintaining a healthy and desirable population of approximately 50 to 200 of the highest quality, most desirable animals for use by the tribal membership.”

The report did not indicate if the gather would be open to public observation (probably not) and the disposition of captured horses.

Given that the area is only about 60 miles from the Canadian border, they may ship to slaughter, a common practice of their Yakama brothers to the south.