Came across some old photos while looking for a long-lost spreadsheet.
The original herd, 02/06/12. The big guy on the left is just shy of 17 hh.
In stalls, before the corral was built, 02/12/12.
In the arena, 02/26/12. The buckskin died nine months later, my first horse. The other three are still around, appearing in this post.
The high horse eats what he wants, when he wants, where he wants. The others know their rung on the social ladder. This behavior is not seen in the adopted mustangs, who will eat from the same pile of hay if necessary, probably because they are family (e.g., watch this video). Filmed on a foggy morning 01/19/19.
The legal battle continues over wild horses removed from the Modoc National Forest in October and November, 2018, according to a syndicated report that appeared today in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Animals aged ten years or more, currently held in a Forest Service corral, are subject to ‘sale without limitation’ next month, which means they could be shipped to slaughter.
The report stated that “Ranchers generally support these sales because of the horses’ economic impact on leased grazing land.” It didn’t mention that the land was set aside for the horses.
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The Animal Legal Defense Fund has asked a federal judge in San Francisco to stop the sale without limitation of wild horses gathered from the Devil’s Garden Plateau WHT in October and November, according to a report filed today by Reuters.
The Forest Service announced last month that it would delay the process until February.
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Sherryl Hannah photographed them near the town of Copan, north of Tulsa, on pastures that were probably contracted by the BLM for long-term holding. She said “They aren’t free range, even though they have plenty of land to roam on, those fences keep them safe from the crazy Okie drivers.”
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Day ten, 12/31/18. BLM staff not seen at facility. Some of these guys looked too young to be separated from their moms. They have no protection from the elements.
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Dayton O. Hyde, founder of the 11,000 acre Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, died 12/22/18 at the family ranch in Oregon. He was 93. Refer to this story posted 12/30/18 by the Herald and News of Klamath Falls.
The sanctuary was in the news recently because of a conservation easement that affects over 70% its land. It will continue operations under the leadership of Susan Watt.
UPDATE: Added video by Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary.