Wild Horse Education

Owyhee Roundup Update (Stats and Video)

Scroll down to red text for full statistics from the roundup.

On Nov 8 BLM released 102 (50 Stallions, 51 Mares, and 1 Foals), 51 mares treated with PZP immunocontraception.

Wild horses were release back into both Little Humboldt and Rock Creek. BLm had left Little Humboldt off the description of the operation and, at one point, emphatically denied any capture of Little Humboldt. We have had a lot of difficulty with BLM NV information officer (including contradicting the information given to us by the Wild Horse and Burro Specialist).

3 more died:

20+ year old Sorrel stud BLM said “due to chronic injury (fractured/broken fetlocks);” 8-year-old Bay stud BLM said “due to chronic injury (fractured/broken leg); 20+ year old Bay stud BLM said “due to preexisting condition (no teeth).”

We are still editing the full release report and the Owyhee wrap up. We will post the report soon.

 

Video/image “Rock Creek catch up” and update. The days have been extremely long; the drive to trap is about 2.5 hours (one way) and days on range have often gone until dark. Then we transfer files, edit and upload.

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On Sunday Nov. 8, BLM captured 11, killed 1. A 12-year-old sorrel stud for a “pre-existing broken leg.” (sorrel above, captured Nov 8)

On Saturday Nov. 7, 32 (18 Stallions, 11 Mares, and 3 Foals) wild horses were captured from the Rock Creek HMA.

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UDAPTED NOV 9:

Captured: 934 (400 Stallions, 370 Mares, and 164 Foals)

Shipped: 531 (187 Stallions, 195 Mares, and 149 Foals)  shipped to the off-limits-to-the-public facility in Sutherland, Utah. 2 domestics were shipped to the brand inspector in NV, if unclaimed they will go to auction.

Released: 362 (195 Stallions, 162 Mares, and 5 Foals) 162  mares treated with PZP-22.

Deaths: 27 (the agency only considers 1 death, heart failure, related to the operation and the rest “pre-existing” conditions)

20+ year old Black stud BLM said “due to chronic injury (no teeth/very old age);” Yearling Sorrel mare BLM said “chronic injury (fractured/broken ankle) with no prognosis for recovery;” 2- month-old Palomino foal said “due to chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished) with poor prognosis for recovery;” 2-year-old Black mare BLM said “due to chronic injury (hernia: developmental);” Yearling Cremello mare BLM said  “chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished and blindness) with poor prognosis for recovery;” 9-year-old Paint mare BLM said had “chronic injury (broken jaw) with no prognosis for recovery” and a yearling Grey foal BLM said had “chronic injury (club foot) with no prognosis for recovery;”  7-year-old Bay stud was put down, BLM said “due to chronic injury (broken leg) with no prognosis for recovery;” 20+ year-old Sorrel mare BLM said “due to chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished) with no prognosis for recovery;” 15+ year-old Buckskin mare BLM said “due to chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished and broken fetlocks) with no prognosis for recovery;” 9-year-old Roan mare BLM said “chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished) with no prognosis for recovery;” 3-month-old Bay foal  BLM said “chronic injury (hernia: developmental);”18-year-old Grey mare BLM stated “due to chronic injury (previously broken right front leg);” 11-year-old Grey mare was BLM said “due to chronic injury (unexpected heart failure);” 20-year-old Grey stud “due to chronic injury (fractured/broken leg);” 5-year-old Grey stud “due to chronic injury (growth on scapula);” 6-month-old Brown foal “chronic injury (severe hoof deformity: “Elf shoe”);” 12-year-old stud was euthanized BLM said “due to chronic injury (Two fractured legs);” 20-year-old Bay stud BLM said “due to chronic injury (physical defect/deformity: hernia);” 12-year-old Black stud wBLM said “due to chronic injury (fractured/broken fetlocks);” 9-year-old Black mare BLM said “due to chronic injury (fractured leg);” 12-year-old Sorrel BLM said “due to chronic injury (broken leg);” 20+ year old Sorrel stud BLM said “due to chronic injury (fractured/broken fetlocks);” 8-year-old Bay stud BLM said “due to chronic injury (fractured/broken leg); 20+ year old Bay stud BLM said “due to preexisting condition (no teeth).”

You can learn more about the agencies new “Guidance for Euthanasia” HERE.

Wild horses removed will be transported to the Sutherland Off-Range Corrals near Sutherland, Utah, that is off-limits to public view.

Below: Paint band from Rock Creek.

People are asking about adoption.

We can not provide you with any tag numbers of the horses that have been shipped. The facility BLM is using, Sutherland, is off limits.

We have been asking when a timely tour will be scheduled (prior to the ones trapped here being mixed in with general population) and have received no reply.

As you attend BLM adoption events, or watch the internet, please remember the difference between the complex and the HMA.  When a roundup is done BLM labels the area as the complex, “Owyhee.” But for branding ID the facility will use the HMA (Little Owyhee, Rock Creek, Snowstorm, Owyhee, Little Humboldt).

Long edit of black colt from yesterdays post (yesterdays update HERE)

 

Our observer is back on-site today.

You can view the ongoing reports from our on-site observer since the operation began HERE.


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