At the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds on 05/17/19 with Shelyn Valk.
RELATED: Satellite Adoptions.
Audio on the PA system was from a clinic in an adjacent arena and not related to this video. Filmed 05-10-19 at the Western States Horse Expo in Rancho Murieta, CA
Meanwhile, back on the range, privately owned livestock graze peacefully on land that belongs to these horses.
RELATED: Organizers Call WHSE a Success.
The rescue that took in over 70 wild horses from a sanctuary near Placitas, NM that was forced to close has lost its special use permit and must relocate. Refer to this report by KRQE News of Albequerque. Includes video.
The Nevada DMV has stopped producing the ‘Horse Power’ specialty license plate and ended the transfer of funds it generated to Horse Power, a non-profit organization that rescues injured wild horses. The action was prompted by the group’s spending habits, according to a report dated 05/03/19 by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The organization’s web site is down for scheduled maintenance as of 6:45 PM PDT.
The BLM announced today that wild horses and burros gathered from public lands in Wyoming would be available for adoption May 17 – 18 at the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton. Gentling techniques will be demonstrated on the first day.
The announcement noted that placing excess animals into private care will keep western rangelands healthy and productive.
Given that the animals serve no useful purpose and bring in no economic return, why would they be worried about productivity?
Because those lands host other animals—the paying kind—such as privately owned cattle and sheep. Never mind that they were set aside for wild horses and burros, that was a long time ago.