Approximately 150 wild horses will be rounded up from the Little Fish Lake Herd Management Area on February 8. Approximately 100 horses will be removed and the remainder will be returned to the HMA to achieve a post-roundup population of approximately 100 wild horses. Fertility control will be applied to all mares released back into the HMA.
From the field
The Bureau of Land Management’s Little Fish Lake wild horse roundup ended on February 10. A total of 140 wild horses were removed via helicopter roundup and seven horses were released back into the HMA. BLM reporting that most of horses captured were between a Henneke body condition 2-3.
Laura Leigh of Wild Horse Education was onsite and has provided daily reports and this video, which shows a young horse being separated from his mother and serves as a reminder of what we are all fighting so hard to change.
(Report from Laura Leigh, Wild Horse Education): At 85 horses captured, the BLM met their threshold. As of now, it is unclear whether they will be flying agan. The cremello in the photo below just wanted to be with his mother. They kept chasing him away and she tried to get into pen with him but they were tragically separated.
Photos below by Laura Leigh of Wild Horse Education
(Report from Laura Leigh, Wild Horse Education): 31 wild horses were captured. It was noted that at least three in body class 2, but majority were in body class 3.