These things have been around for a while, apparently, but a new model with brakes just hit the market, according to a news release dated June 4.
Can they get any smaller? Check out this story by CBS4 News of Denver.
Attendance was good in the morning but faded in the afternoon.
Fewer exhibitors this year compared to 2019.
Weather was perfect.
Event continues through Sunday.
Check out the images in this story by WLWT News of Cincinnati.
Facilities must be located in Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington or Wyoming and must have a capacity of 200 to 10,000 animals, according to a story posted today by KMVT News of Twin Falls, ID.
The initial contract period is one year, with renewal options of four and nine years.
Proposals must be submitted by July 19.
There will be much to see for horse enthusiasts but not no much for wild horse enthusiasts. Nevertheless it’s an opportunity to see what’s going on in the horse world.
Last year’s event was cancelled.
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Refer to this report by KFOR News of Oklahoma City. The cause of death is under investigation and no charges have been filed.
A woman interviewed for the story, who discovered their remains, said “They were supposed to be safe here.”
A statement issued today said the new facility will offer family-friendly mustang safari tours and luxury accommodations for guests wishing to stay overnight.
The International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros, established by Velma Johnston, gave up most of its horses in 2016 when a whistleblower revealed conditions at the ranch. Approximately 900 animals were placed into private hands the following year through an adoption program.
The sanctuary took in horses from White Sands, New Mexico, Gila Bend, Arizona, the Virginia Range and Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, both in Nevada.
A video posted yesterday tells the story. He was born and captured in Nevada.
The YouTube channel, started in 2009, has quite a following.
In late 2011, when I was new to horses, I saw an ad in a magazine that said ‘think like a horse.’ Made sense so I searched the web, landed there and never went anywhere else.
As of today, the loss is not mentioned on the Think Like a Horse web site.
Here are the prices at the local feed store as of May 1:
- Alfalfa-grass hay, $19 per bale if you buy 20 or more (add $1 if not)
- Equine Senior, $27 per 50-pound bag
- Rice bran pellets, $19 per 50-pound bag (discount for 5 or more dropped)
- Oat hay pellets, $19 per 50-pound bag
- Alfalfa hay pellets, $18 per 50-pound bag
- Layena Crumbles, $21 per 50-pound bag (for chickens)
- Salt with minerals, $11 per 50-pound block
The drive-out price was $673, including $55 for our precious government.
If you deduct the chicken feed and two salt blocks, the total still exceeds $600, putting the cost of feeding six horses for one month at approximately $105 per AUM.
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A spokeswoman told Western Horse Watchers that most are owner surrenders, some purchased on sale authority and some adopted with the $1,000 incentive.
As of today, 49 of the 60 horses at the facility are mustangs.
She doesn’t look like she’ll be foaling anytime soon in this photo from April 19. If the stud gets close she kicks him, aggressively.
Dart her anyway, it’s good for business.
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The photo below was taken on April 4 but still applies.
Horse in foreground hears something outside of corral, head goes up. I put beer in grain buckets, walk off to investigate, computer in hand.
Horse in background knocks can over while I’m away, finishes it. About half full.
You guys aren’t supposed to have beer!
Nice teamwork, though.
Yesterday was his first birthday. Almost reached the sixth rail.
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Found in one of the corrals this evening. Almost 12 inches end to end.
Filmed just before sunset.
This hay room is in an old horse stall, so the partition was already there. When you cut the hay strings, the bales don’t come apart because of the wall.
It’s also nice to lean against or catch your balance when you’re pulling bales to the top of the stack. They weigh around 100 pounds each.
I can stack four of them while standing on the floor but must stand on one of them to lift them any higher. The top of the sixth bale, on the right in the following photo, is about eight feet up.
The capacity of this area is 30 bales. They are stacked on pallets.
Each bale contains 15 to 18 flakes.
She’s been gone for eight years. I never met her and spoke to her only once by phone.
Her horse came to the ranch in 2012 while she sought treatment. Her husband was inconsolable a year after she died.
He’s put on some weight since then, maybe a bit too much. He’ll be 25 in June.
He’s in the background in the following photo, taken March 21.
You probably guessed that the local feed store is a Purina dealer.
The drive-out price was $666.73, which included 20 bales of alfalfa-grass, ten 50-pound sacks of grain and one 50-pound sack of chicken feed, plus tax.
That payment will keep six horses fed for about a month, which works out to a little over $100 per AUM.
It also works out to about 2,500 pounds in case you’re wondering who had to stack it.
The cost to feed cattle and sheep on public lands is $1.35 per AUM, which explains in part why there is so much interest in getting rid of wild horses and replacing them with privately owned livestock.
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