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Border patrol to use captured mustangs at Big Bend Ranch State Park

Posted by Texas Mustang Project on July 30, 2010


Border patrol to use captured mustangs at Big Bend Ranch State Park

4:08 PM Thu, Jul 29, 2010 Diane Jennings/Reporter

A recent announcement from Texas Parks and Wildlife sounds like a win for everybody:
The U.S. Border Patrol is increasing their presence along the Texas Border at Big Bend Ranch State Park, including the use of four horses for use where motor vehicles can’t go. The horses will be stabled at the ranch.

But here’s what makes this even better news: the horses were captured on public land under the Bureau of Land Management wild horse program. And they were trained by Colorado prison inmates through another program, the Wild Horse Inmate Program. That’s good news for the Border Patrol, good news for the horses, good news for Big Bend Ranch State Park and good news for the inmates.

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3 Responses to “Border patrol to use captured mustangs at Big Bend Ranch State Park”

  1. Donna Buscemi said

    The Border patrol in Washington State also has Mustangs. They marched in the Inaugural parade. A win win for everyone!

  2. Roxy said

    Senator Landrieu has made this her personal goal also – to see that every equine in government is an adopted wild horse. She is brilliant!

  3. Linda said

    T. – Thanks for this. Welcome news amidst the chaos. I wonder how many horses are on the government payroll?

    And Roxy, I didn’t know about Senator Landrieu’s efforts in that direction. If more government officials would get on board with her at least some of our American Mustangs would have a chance at a bright future. Kudos to ML!!!

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