The horses taken from Triple B are hitting the adoption program or shipping already to long term. That’s how fast this happens folks. https://www.blm.gov/adoptahorse/onlinegallery.php?horseCategory=297
You can go to the Internet adoption site. (Horses listed as Maverick-Medicine are also “Triple B.” )
On that page you will see age, color, capture date and place… but nothing at all about the horse. Nothing at all.
Most of the horses have no bids in an auction that has gotten no press… as BLM’s new “head,” Guilfoyle, does PR release after release with her new energy stooge reporter from Greenwire, Phil Taylor. Does she mention once that the horses from the roundup supposedly being “investigated” are up for adoption? Does she tell you somewhere in that mix are the babies that survived and the horse that we saw that was actually hit? No.
But I’ll tell you.
They look at you… like they don’t know what has happened. Some look at you with curiosity because you are not trying to move them or process them… but sit there quite. Some are so bored that they come to smell you and see what you are. Others stand there and wait for you to run at them or yell to move them…. some just don’t seem to care.
A few still have family members near… and the bonds are strong.
These two… now called “4517” and “4617” are bonded. Neither has a bid. “4517,” the little bay, is more dominant… and very brave. “4617” followed closely as her buddy came to say “hi” to me… and then followed suit. Both horses are built well. There will be no mention that these two should go to a new home together… no mention that the stresses they have been through should be minimized to ease transition into man’s world… no mention.
I will tell you more tomorrow about these horses… but I need to get some sleep.
These horses were taken in a brutal summer roundup. These horses were held in a facility where I had to argue to get them water… these horses were taken in a roundup where “Humane care” became the subject of a Federal Lawsuit….
They will slip through BLM’s processing mentality that will do NOTHING to promote them as unique beings suitable for relationship… each and every one of them matters… even if they are not “showcase horses” like the Kigers… that adoption event is being promoted and “worked.” BLM is NOT a “National Program,” and is riddled with prejudice… “desert rats” and “canners” just don’t rate.
Yes…. I’m cranky. I look at these pictures and remember them free…. and then see the way they were treated at the roundup…
I’ll write more tomorrow….