Wild Horse Gather Update

Sept. 22 Wild Horse Gather update

Alturas, Calif., Sept. 22, 2021— Twenty-two horses were gathered from the trap site north of Big Sage Reservoir yesterday for a total of 100 to date during the 2021 Wild Horse Gather. This includes 44 studs, 42 mares and 14 foals.

Corral staff will allow themselves and the horses more time this year before they begin placement activities. Virtual and in-person placement events are planned to begin in January 2022. Pictures and videos will be shared as soon as possible; please be patient.

Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse information, gather updates and applications to make these unique horses part of your family are available at https://go.usa.gov/xQ3r3.

Forest personnel are proud to care for these wild horses, and also have to consider the health of the wildlife and communities dependent on the same land. The longer it takes to achieve appropriate management level the more it will cost, both in terms of having to gather and care for more horses and in addressing ecologic and economic damage.

 

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