BLM Public Tour Continued...
WCHR Show Jumper Classic on 05/16/2012 in Tyler, TX
Winnsboro Spring Rodeo on 05/16/2012 in Winnsboro, TX
Alamo Arabian Spring Fiesta Horse Show on 05/17/2012 in San Antonio, TX
9th Annual Bluebonnet Country Horse Sale May 25 - 28, 2012 in Brenham, TX
CAQHA All Breed Show Travis County Expo Ctr. June 23, 2012 in Austin, TX
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wild horses and burros are roaming on BLM-managed rangelands in 10 Western states, based on the latest data available. Wild horses and burros have virtually no natural predators and their herd sizes can double about every four years. As a result, the agency must remove thousands of animals from the range each year to control herd sizes.
Off the range, there are more than 47,000 other wild horses and burros that are fed and cared for at 21 short-term corrals and 23 long-term pastures. (As of February 2012, there are more than 15,600 in corrals and over 31,400 horses in Midwestern pastures.) Animals gathered off the range are initially taken to short- term corrals to be examined by a veterinarian; receive vaccinations and a freezemark; and prepared to enter the BLM’s adoption program or sent to long-term pastures if they are over the age of six. The long-term holding ranches under BLM contract range in size from 1,100 acres to 46,000 acres on which the wild horses are free to roam. All wild horses and burros in holding, like those roaming the public rangelands, are protected by the BLM under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.
For more information about the tour or about the program, please call 866-468-7826, visit www.blm.gov
and click on the wild horse and burro link, or send an e-mail to
STOP the presses! • May 2012
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