Triple B- August 4

Back at Triple B.

An advocate came out to help and had serious health issues that took priority.

Considering the issues at Triple B… I came back.

Added an extra 4 hours of additional driving to an already long day to go to temporary. )and an extra half a tank of gas). Many of the issues are so unnecessary and sad.

It is almost 11. Just finished loading video and images… So I will get all of that to you tomorrow.

But want to kind of give you a flavor of the sense of frustration with this simple story in pictures.

We have all seen the issues with bands being broken during the drives. During foaling season this is even more of a problem Foals get left behind or separated from mom.

This band broke in two. Four members were chased around a hillside. Two were chased back. a foal and a grey. The grey was driven in. The foal roped. The other two …? At temporary I saw the grey… it’s a stud.

4 driven

2 driven back

grey driven in

foal chased (why? just spot from distance as runners come in)

foal roped

pregnant mare

I’m tired… much more to post… but if you have babies just weeks old and pregnant mares you have newborns out there. But no newborns are brought in.

BLM… it’s foaling season. Your handbook prohibits roundups during foaling season… just because you say it is not foaling season doesn’t make it the truth.

I am sorry I am posting so late but I will get video and more up tomorrow. The extra 4 hours to go to Temporary took it’s toll.

If you can help with expenses:

edited to add video: This is NOT well edited and so much more happened today. But really want to drive home that… no matter how you feel about roundups being “justified,” JULY is NOT an acceptable month to operate.



8 thoughts on “Triple B- August 4

  1. Mar Wargo says:

    Just watching this dark foal and I am so angry that this is being done!!! What good is this? This foal is tired and moving through Very rough ground. Picking his way and moving on and on. This is so clearly abusive. Single handedly cruel.

    End this abuse and cruelty BLM!!

  2. Don’t they get $700 per horse? It’s all about the money.

  3. Louie Cocroft says:

    Same pilot?

  4. savewildhorses says:

    Why are they using this pilot?

  5. Louie Cocroft says:

    Checked the archives….is this the pilot?

    Mar 07, 2011 @ 11:57:35

    Thanks to Debbie Coffey’s investigative research
    this was the helicopter pilot:

    Josh Hellyer listed as a Sky Aviation pilot

    Josh Hellyer hauled equipment for the BLM in June, 2010 at Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range

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