BLM to move 50 wild horses starting Sunday

By: KKCO 11 News Email
By: KKCO 11 News Email

The Bureau of Land Management is starting to gather up wild horses near Rangely. It's hoping to move 50 horses from the West Douglas Herd area out east.

Last month the BLM identified a herd that was running low on water due to the drought. Authorities decided the best solution would be to move the horses to a temporary holding facility. The gather will last 30 days, or until 50 horses have been gathered, whichever comes first.

Eventually the horses will be taken to the BLM’s wild horse facility in Canon City. Many will be available for adoption, and others will be placed in long-term pastures.


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  • by Penelope Location: Rangely on Jul 17, 2012 at 12:11 PM
    The horses on Texas Mountain were never in trouble. This was fabricated by BLM in order to get rid of horses. I was in the area about six times(middle of June to present) took pictures of springs and seeps. Two horses were drinking out of one of the seeps. The forage there is in good shape and I saw a small band grazing. These horses are healthy. There is no reason to remove them. BLM has misrepresented the entire situation. How sad that a government agency can deceive the public and a federal judge into thinking that there is an emergency and the horses are dehydrated. Yes, we are in a drought, but there is plenty of water on Texas Mountain. These horses have historical significance. I am thankful that the judge is leaving some horses there, but 50 horses are losing their freedom due to deception. I do not belong to any Wild Horse advocacy group. I love to watch and photograph these beautiful animals. It has been raining up there, so why is BLM still continuing the roundup?
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