Originally Posted by hobbyhorse
Drafty-So the BLM does not brand the foals born in their holding facilities before they are adopted out?
They do. But, occasionally someone will adopt a BLM horse that is bred, but early on. And, sometimes people adopt young colts and don't get them gelded. Get one of those and a feral mare, and wah lah. It does seem like the BLM hangs on to horses longer than they did even 10 years ago, though, so I don't know what the chances of that are now.
I like the variety I see in the BLM horses. The curly's amuse me. TBs have been as popular for ranching in the north as QHs are. In some of the ferals you can really see their backgrounds.