The video shows how horses are offloaded at temporary. The horses at the front are scared by the “baggie whip” and push the horses at the back out. Often the horses at the back stumble backward off the trailer. This load shows the last horse off limps. (Any lameness will not be reported as a “gather” related injury as BLM does not consider a lame horse an injured horse regardless of cause).
Horses are then placed into a collective pen (all ages and sexes) until the contractor finds time to sort.
Note: the beautiful stallion that was calling to his mare all afternoon yesterday is still at temporary and will go to Gunnison in the am. His mare was shipped off to PVC this am.
BLM is claiming it was too dark to give an exact count of horses.. “about 80″… today. That implies horses are not counted as they load on the range and are only counted at holding.