Stone Cabin “Home Range” adoption event

OnFebruary 18th the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) held their “trap site” adoption of Stone Cabin/Saulsbuy horses. The event was held adjacent to the temporary holding area used during the roundup operation.

Adoption day at the BLM corrals set near temporary holding for gather operations. The public was able to talk to the wild horse and burro specialists and field manger.

Seven of the twelve animals offered for adoption found homes. The club foot went to a rescue (I will fill in the name after I go through text messages) along with a young filly that became his companion.

  • Club foot foal loading to go to a "rescue"

    After members of the public completed paperwork horses were sorted and freezemarked.

  • Sorting out horses chosen for adoption

Haltering and freeze branding was observed by the public. Handling was done well and staff did not rush to load.

Shawna Richardson and Dustin Hollowell, wild horse and burro specialists, haltering a young filly

Calming a nervous stud colt prior to freezemarking

Nevada Horse Power, the non-profit that is partially funded by sales of license plates, was there to provide transportation for some of the adopters.

Transportation assistance from Horse Power

Loading of adopted horses

The next morning the animals that were not adopted were loaded into a BLM trailer the following morning. They were taken to Palomino Valley Center north of Reno where they are available for adoption.

Loaded in BLM trailer heading for PVC

Full roundup report will be posted soon.

note: BLM gather reports have not been updated since Feb. 14th. Yes, I am aware and will get the information to you that I have as fast as I can.

BLM link:http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/battle_mountain_field/blm_programs/wild_horse_and_burro/Stone_Cabin_Complex/gatreports.html

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