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.