Today was a “no fly” day at the Owyhee Complex roundup in Nevada. Today was spent archiving footage and trying to go through much of the video tape. We run at least two cameras simultaneously and that is a lot of data to dig through.
Below is a more detailed version of the events. There is more footage yet to be edited.
This is BLM’s explanation of the event after the image of the paint was released. (WHE addresses the issue here: https://wheblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/02/addressing-the-blm-owyhee-propoganda/
note: BLM addresses only the image (released) of a single horse… not all of the horses. It seriously makes you wonder about BLM’s observers.
The route to the Little Mud Springs gather site includes a barb wire fence and a 16-foot-wide gate about one mile from the gather site. Wild horses being herded toward the gather site must be brought through the gate. Nine wild horses were being moved toward the gate at the pace of a trot, five walked willingly through the open gate, but four hesitated and instead trotted down the fence line. The wild horses that trotted down the fence line jumped the fence to join the horses that had gone through the gate and were on the other side.
One red and white pinto stud caught himself in the fence as he jumped over and flipped onto his back. He immediately stood up and continued with the rest of the group which was brought into the trap. All nine of the wild horses in the group were inspected by the APHIS veterinarian and the BLM wild horse and burro specialist at the gather site and when they arrived at temporary holding. None of horses showed any signs of injury and were moving around the temporary holding corrals without any problem. This group of wild horses was transported to the Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Center the following day where they received a subsequent inspection which showed they had no injuries.
The documentation continues.