Today there was no roundup of wild horses at Diamond. The fog never lifted off the mountain side and in the draws where the ten “off HMA” horses were located. This area was utilized at the beginning of the operation but ten animals evaded capture. Today they remained shrouded in the “mist.” (yes… we are aware that the images were dated 2012 in error. We are tired and the “new year” for us begins March 1, the end of roundup season. We will retag, reload soon)
Yesterday all operations were cancelled due to snow and freezing rain. Two more systems are headed into the area and further delays are expected over the next three days.
At the end of the Diamond roundup yearlings are expected to be offered for adoption direct from the range. You must have your application approved to take a horse home. Information is available at this link: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/battle_mountain_field/blm_programs/wild_horse_and_burro/Diamond_Complex/adopting.html
“Diamonds are a girls best friend” is often a phrase we hear as Valentines Day approaches. This year that phrase could have extra meaning. Maybe you will find your next Valentine among the group of yearlings that will enter the adoption?
As horses are selected we will post pictures. Below are the youngsters in the holding pens today. These little ones will be available for adoption at Palomino Valley Center north of Reno.