All 122 horses in the West Douglas area were captured in the roundup, with four euthanized and the rest headed to holding pens in Cañon City
The Bureau of Land Management wants to remove the 122 horses living in West Douglas. One-third of the horses gathered in the last roundup there died of equine flu.
The state Senate killed the bill Thursday on a 20-14 vote. Its latest version would have established tighter regulations when transporting 20 or more horses for slaughter.
The Senate Agriculture Committee passed a weaker version of the original bill that’s intended to protect horses during transport
At the Meeker Mustang Makeover, wild horses that recently roamed free on the prairie walk through obstacle courses and show off ranching skills ahead of an auction.
The third large-scale helicopter roundup of Colorado mustangs within a year ended Tuesday in dusty sagebrush country on the far western edge of the state, part of a massive effort by federal land managers to thin the wild horse population across the West. Wranglers and a helicopter pilot herded and trapped 864 stallions, mares and […]
It took federal land managers about a month to capture 18 wild horses by hiding in the sagebrush not far from a corral baited with food and fresh water. In a week, a helicopter buzzing across the rugged prairie of western Colorado has captured more than 400. The efficiency of a helicopter roundup is the […]
A low-flying helicopter is set to begin rounding up wild horses on rugged, parched rangeland in western Colorado on Friday despite weeks of protest from national mustang groups as well as Gov. Jared Polis. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management intends to thin the Piceance East Douglas herd by 750 animals, leaving about 630 wild […]
Federal officials will begin capturing hundreds of mustangs roaming in far northwestern Colorado this week, dismissing a request from Gov. Jared Polis to halt roundups while the state and U.S. Bureau of Land Management find a “more humane” option for managing wild horses. The federal agency’s announcement of its next roundup — in the Piceance-East […]
Kathryn Wilder’s work has been cited in Best American Essays, nominated for the Pushcart Prize and other awards, and has appeared in several publications and anthologies. A graduate of the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Wilder was a finalist for the 2016, 2019, and 2022 Ellen Meloy Fund Desert Writers Award; […]