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.
So you rather see them starve on the desert because there is no feed and water left?
Right now we are in a serious drought and more so now they need to be gathered and sold not left to starve and die slowly.
I don't think the govt. does a good job of managing the horses but they will never relinquish the control. When it was up to the locals the horse herds were healthy, well bred and used for ranch horses, and they maintained a balance between the cattle, sheep and feral horse herds.
I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.
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