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post #1 of 31 Old 09-25-2013, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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So I wacthed a documentary last night called wild horse wild ride and it was amazing.... it made me start thinking about possibly buying one at the next auction, my only problem is I am extremely disturbed by the round up of these mustangs in the frist place all because in my OPINION the government is trying to just find another source of income and not giving a darn about these animals... instead they take them away from the only herd/family they have ever known... theses wild horses are a part of America's history!!!! The most mysterious and beautiful creatrues on earth....so I sm curious as to what other people think about these blm round ups, and please If you have a different opinion then me I would still love to hear it because it might possibly open my mind and others as well
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Welcome to the forum! Yes, I think the BLM roundups are terrible, and so do many others...There is a wonderful forum member here who volunteers in training BLM horses to get them ready for adoption to good homes...She is Fargosgirl. You can learn a lot from her videos on youtube as well. Not the government, nor anyone else could never afford to pay her for what she does for these horses.....
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Honestly all the true native horses are all long gone, the ones we have now are what is left from the Spanish horses that were left, and what ever else got thrown in the mix.

They do a lot of damage to local farms, so there has to be some management of the herds. Rounding them up and selling some of them is a great way to do that.

So yeah some times it gets rough, but It needs to be done. Necessary evil if you will.

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I am all for the round ups. The horses are FERAL horses, there is a difference.

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Honestly all the true native horses are all long gone, the ones we have now are what is left from the Spanish horses that were left, and what ever else got thrown in the mix.

They do a lot of damage to local farms, so there has to be some management of the herds. Rounding them up and selling some of them is a great way to do that.

So yeah some times it gets rough, but It needs to be done. Necessary evil if you will.
Hmmm - I believe that horses originated from Spain....according to what I've studied, even the BLM in all of their "wisdom" is required to do testing on possible Conquistedor horses, which are the ones who are 'spared', and thus trained for adoption to other homes. As far as the round-ups - I've seen footage that robbed me of sleep for many nights. Foals getting their hooves broken off trying to keep up in the general mayhem and fright from the helicopters for just one example. I'll personally never accept this as something that "Needs to be done". Evil? You bet. Necessary? Never.
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Honestly all the true native horses are all long gone, the ones we have now are what is left from the Spanish horses that were left, and what ever else got thrown in the mix.

They do a lot of damage to local farms, so there has to be some management of the herds. Rounding them up and selling some of them is a great way to do that.

So yeah some times it gets rough, but It needs to be done. Necessary evil if you will.
Actually myhorsesonador your wrong. I am a Nevada Native, grew up there and use to go speak to our congressional and government seat as well on behalf of the mustangs.

The horses do less damage than the cattle and sheep that roam on the BLM owned land, a cow will eat the whole plant, shoot, roots and all, while horses are grazers, moving along, their teeth are equip to nip the grass or plant root near the ground but leave the roots. They move around as well, when the grass gets low they move on, a mustang knows each watering hole and how far it is. A horses hoof also does way less damage to the soil than a cloven hoof does, their manure they leave behind also often has seeds that go back into the earth and re-sprout grasses or native plants.

The ranchers would fence off many of the watering holes, ever seen a stallion go through a fence so his mares and herd can get water? I have. Also knew of ranchers who would shoot the mustangs on sight.

I was one of those teenagers in Nevada who use to know when certain herds were going to be taken out, several times a group of us got together and moved a smaller herd, we cut down fencing that prohibited them from their food and/or water supply. Many people who have not lived with these horses truly do not understand nor appreciate them. And the only damage they do are because of the human's, who trying to do a kind thing, throw hay out for them. They don't take it a few miles back into the hills, no, they have to throw it along the highway, many get hit, especially at night. While others thinking it is okay, throw it out near their own horses. Is it wrong for a wild stallion to do what his hormone's tell him to do? Not his fault.

And I have photo's of the damage that round up's do to those horses. I was disgusted and appalled at the herd of stallions being put together, you don't put bachelor and adult males in one big pen and expect them to get a long. Young foals being separated from their dam, elderly horses too exhausted to run any longer, legs being broken from their mad dash to get away from the jeeps, helicopters and/or motorized vehicles they used to corral these animals. You would be surprised at the numbers that don't get adopted out, too old or just not pretty enough so they sit. And where is the justice in that, tell me? If they aren't hurting anyone, leave em alone.
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Hmmm - I believe that horses originated from Spain....according to what I've studied, even the BLM in all of their "wisdom" is required to do testing on possible Conquistedor horses, which are the ones who are 'spared', and thus trained for adoption to other homes. As far as the round-ups - I've seen footage that robbed me of sleep for many nights. Foals getting their hooves broken off trying to keep up in the general mayhem and fright from the helicopters for just one example. I'll personally never accept this as something that "Needs to be done". Evil? You bet. Necessary? Never.
Yes, the SPANISH Conquistadors.

So you must think it's ok for feral cats and dogs to run loose in the cities to get hit by cars and destroy property are ok. It's the same thing after all.

The mustangs are just feral horses, the only reason they aren't all rounded up for good, is because too many people like them.
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Yes, the SPANISH Conquistadors.

So you must think it's ok for feral cats and dogs to run loose in the cities to get hit by cars and destroy property are ok. It's the same thing after all.

The mustangs are just feral horses, the only reason they aren't all rounded up for good, is because too many people like them.

Feral cats and dogs are totally different than the wild mustangs. We humans have no real concept of what spay and neuter are, we are lax on many things and we think that fluffy or snow flake needs to have yet another litter so our children can see the miracle of life. Or we are just too danged lazy to take care of the animal so we let it go or we see it as an object or it just has become not cute anymore now that it is an adult. Kids have lost the interest and the adults don't want to take care of it.

What is your problem with the mustangs?! Many kids I see today I would consider feral, my neighbors kids across the street and feel they too need to be rounded up and put away....

Your logic shows you truly do not know anything about the mustangs.
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