Today could be dubbed the day of the “escape.”
First band of the day (5 member) was too hard for the pilot and was given up on. Another band of seven had one and then two break… last band at the first trap was eleven members and the pilot could not get them in.
Second trap had nine and the stallion tried to vault the panels… second band ran into the trap and before the gates closed a black ran back out, broke through the jute… and up past us.
Freedom won… but at what price?
I apologize for being behind on the article and video edit… I will try to get it out tomorrow after the roundup. We left the range at dark.
Will try to get update out to Grass Roots Horse et al. asap.
Just a side note: When BLM was asked by an observer if they could go take pictures elsewhere the reply was “it’s public land, of course.” Reminder: this is the Elko district… same as Owyhee… remember Owyhee? This legal battle continues. http://wildhorseeducation.org