Part One has Ridgecrest, Litchfield and Broken Arrow on Indian Lakes Rd in Fallon. Part two is Palomino Valley.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is holding the next leg in the “Internet” Adoption. We have been posting info on various pages and answering questions about specific horses. The BLM webpage (and info on how to adopt) can be found here: https://www.blm.gov/adoptahorse/onlinegallery.php
This post is simply going to be “barebones.” If you read our website and blog you will see that we have been producing multiple articles and editorials as well as working on several issues (including court ordered Mediation on Access issues).
(Please note when requesting that we look up a specific capture day in our archives to try to find your horse be aware that BLM very often does not have a correct “capture” date. The date will usually be sometime within a week of capture and often matches a ship date).
If you click on the BLM link above it should open in a separate browser window. We will start at the top and work down:
Unlike the other facility BLM has in NV Palomino Valley Center (PVC) is open to the public. Many of these horses have been at this facility since capture. Capture can be as long as three or four years ago depending on the horse (as BLM has had no room in long term holding to ship horses) we have been able to interact with many of these horses over time.
#0136 is a 2 year old grey gelding captured at Owyhee (the last 50) after the TRO was lifted in an ongoing case surrounding conduct and inaccurate data. The TRO gained very strong language as to the courts expectation for conduct. THIS gelding is off in the “volunteer” pens. He is a BIG boy that is very friendly. He lets you touch and scratch if you move nice and slow. This guy is would have been captured as a baby. See info on Owyhee here created for the first round of Internet adoptions: http://wildhorseeducation.org/owyhee-complex-wild-horses/
#0142, #0163, #0199, #0201 (passed over in previous events, BLM pictures are old pre-shed), #0206, #0391, #0422 and #0493 are all Diamond 2 year old fillies. The Diamond Complex area has basically become “ground zero” for the Nevada Association of Counties (NACO) suit against BLM and wild horses. The suit was filed after livestock restrictions were imposed during drought. This area has extensive livestock use and a “drift fence” to keep cattle in the canyons after turnout effectively cutting the Complex in half and keeping wild horses from being far from “free roaming.” We created a page during the first phase of Diamond on the Internet Adoption and will look for these specific horses if time allows. Diamond Complex here: http://wildhorseeducation.org/wild-horses-from-the-diamond-complex/
Next we have three burros: #4325 was “born in a facility, #4584 “is an outside an HMA” (likely a Slate, Clark or Centennial) and #5589 from Slate Range. The burros in the Slate range of California were “zeroed out” in a removal from 2009-2012. The burros from the areas that were zeroed out were labelled by BLM genetic expert Gus Cothran as: “The Clark Mountain burros were one of the oldest and most unique wild burro herds in America. Living in relative isolation for four centuries, their genetic tests revealed the herd had a “high proportion of rare variants.” Livestock allotments are still active.
Next we have a group of Jackson Mountain horses. #8297, #8377 (passed over in prior events), #8425, #8474 and #8459. Jackson Mountain is an area where BLM went in during foaling season in June. TRO’s and a significant Order was gained against using “drought” in a small area to justify removals broadscale. Livestock was not restricted and literally grazing areas horses were removed from, at the same time. These horses were removed as TINY babies and have spent their lives in holding. http://wildhorseeducation.org/2012/11/09/jackson-mountain/
#8796 is a Desatoya gelding with a bid. On the day this horse was captured BLM took over 140 off therange. A foal died. BLM said it was because he ate too much, too fast.
#9075 is from Antelope. At two years old she was captured as a baby. Video from capture day: http://wildhorseeducation.org/antelope-complex-2012/
#9695, #9700, #9770, #9977 and #9997 (passed over in the last two Internet adoptions) are all from Owyhee.
The BLM “gather update page” can be found here: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/wfo/blm_programs/wild_horses_and_burros/Owyhee_Complex_Wild_Horse_Gather_2012.html As you read the page and the “explanations” for conduct, please remember that a federal Judge granted a TRO and issued stern language against such conduct continuing prior to allowing BLM to ship horses from the range. The cases is still active (BLM created a “ten year plan” and we are fighting against unjustified removals, a lack of data and inhumane conduct).
We also created a page to address the WINNEMUCCA district propaganda here: https://wheblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/02/addressing-the-blm-owyhee-propoganda/
During the first round of Internet Adoptions we complied this page: http://wildhorseeducation.org/owyhee-complex-wild-horses/
#9695 and #9700 were captured on a day (11/27) when a 20+ year-old stud with a pre-existing broken hind leg and was euthanized. Also a 5 year-old stud with a poorly healed broken front right leg. The next morning BLM found Palomino mare, 2 years-old, found dead in temporary holding after apparently having died overnight. They say a necropsy showed and enlarged heart and pneumonia. Also that day a Bay mare, 2 years-old, euthanized due to chronic incurable injury to right rear hock joint (after running mils from the helicopter and living on the range). This is the day of the “barbed wire incident.”
The week the other horses from Owyhee were taken the weather was intense. Operations were constantly cancelled due to rain and snow. Wild horses came in steaming so badly you could not see them.
#9997 (that has been passed over two times now) is a nice bigger boy. All his buds from the first Internet adoption are gone. This guy will take carrots out of your hand and was playful with his friend. These pictures were taken months ago before he shed out. Please note he does NOT have a stubby tail. BLM cut the tails when they did feet.
This is all we have time to post this go around. We will update as time allows and do the Utah facilities and more burros soon. It is very difficult to look at all of the images of the past and know all of these horses so well. If you adopt a horse from this page we will find your horses story and send you all we have.
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