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.|