While there are back-slapping reports going around about the BLM’s successful placement of all 45 Pryor wild horses and foals put on display from a Pryor Mountains roundup via bait trap, these adoptions would not have occurred the way they did without the hard work, organization and determination of Ginger Kathrens, The Cloud Foundation and loyal wild horse supporters and adopters.
Here’s one report from the Billings Gazette which does not overdo it that will give you a bit of background in case you have missed what has been going on:
All 38 of the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range’s adult wild horses and seven foals were adopted out on Saturday. The horses were trapped over a six-week period by Bureau of Land Management staff.
“Really, this entire operation of selective removal through baiting is unprecedented for the BLM,” said Jared Bybee, wild horse specialist. “We actually gathered and handled about 150 wild horses without injuries or incidents involving the wild horses, the public, or BLM staff.”
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As heart stopping as this roundup must have been for Kathrens, The Cloud Foundation and their loyal supporters, it does show that taking wild horses and burros off the range can be done considerably more humanely than with those horrible helicopters. Kathrens also demonstrates how to work with those you may not agree with and get the right result for the horses. Well done all.