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Gather updates…

Posted by Texas Mustang Project on January 20, 2010


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Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010          Moving gather site today.  Expect to move the 148 horses on site to the Fallon facility today.  The dirt road from the pavement to Soldier Meadows is being bladed.  Recent rain and the truck traffic is impacting the condition of the road.  Next observation day is Saturday.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010                   Contractor was able to gather 91 wild horses (27 studs, 42 mares, 22 weanlings/foals) today before weather conditions stopped gathering in the early afternoon. Totals: 1,195 gathered, 956 moved to Fallon, 148 at gather corrals, 2 euthanized at gather site, 1 death pre-existing condition, 1 back to HMA. Fallon facility: 4 deaths

Monday, Jan. 18, 2010                     Today’s public observation day was cancelled after four people dropped out because of weather and two didn’t have 4-wheel-drive vehicle to get to the site. Contractor gathered 124 wild horses today.  No horses were moved to Fallon. Totals: 1,104 gathered, 956 moved to Fallon, 148 at gather corrals, 2 euthanized at gather site, 1 death pre-existing condition, 1 back to HMA. Fallon facility: 4 deaths

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010                       Weather conditions prevented gathering today. One hundred and twenty-two wild horses were transported to the Fallon facility. Totals: 980 gathered, 956 moved to Fallon.

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010                    The contractor gathered 122 wild horses today (38 studs, 53 mares, 31 weanlings/foals).  Seventy-five horses were moved to the Fallon facility. Totals: 980 gathered, 834 moved to Fallon.

Friday, Jan. 15, 2010                          Today, Saturday and Monday are public observation days.   The next update will be posted on Tuesday, Jan. 18.  (BLM offices are closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr.  holiday, however gather operations will continue.) Gathering continued on the Warm Springs HMA with the contractor bringing in 48 horses (21 studs, 18 mares, 9 weanlings/foals). Eighty-two wild horses were shipped to the Fallon facility. Totals: 858 gathered, 759 transported to Fallon.

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