After a trip to the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area and experiencing the thrill of seeing horses in the wild, we realized there may be others who wish to observe unbound Mustangs. So armed with our cameras, binoculars, maps and 4WD we will venture into these wild and rugged places. Within these electronic pages we will share what is out there… Where The Wild Horses Are… living life naturally. Exploring also some of the places they come to be when removed from these management areas.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Gather Operations on Day 11

August 21, 2010
Arrived at the corrals just before 6 am. We were greeted by BLM staff and Rangers, briefed on the rules of etiquette expected at the trap site, then formed a caravan following the Ranger out to the Shinn 1 trap site. There were 8 public observers including us.

We arrived at the site at 7:07 am and the helicopter was in the sky.

Down at the trap we could see they had already brought one group in and they were loaded in the stock trailer.
Watering the road in an attempt to keep the dust down.
Pulling away from the trap with those already gathered.

Looks like maybe 7 in the trailer.
A mare with her foal in the rear compartment.
We could see the helicopter working in the distance, and then, at 7:39, came one lone horse.

The Judas horse is released...
to lead the dark horse into the trap.
Checking each other out.

Going for the next herd.


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