UPDATE on the Update:
Horses will receive the freezemark AND an HMA mark… more tomorrow. Maybe they will try to release a few partial bands? Are we really asking too much? No way. It is the very least that can be done as AML is so dangerously low AND we are not following up these drastic reductions with any behavioral data.
Horses will be released at High Rock, not dependent on Calico numbers and prior to the end of Calico.
I have been told horses will be going to their “HMA’s” and the assumption is that the horses will be released in the areas they were taken from (not like we have seen at other operations). But I will follow-up on this.
I have not been notified if horses will receive a full brand and not just a PZP mark. I have not gotten any confirmation on making an attempt to release studs with their mares.
Working on getting more info.
Operations will continue for about two more days and “off” HMA horses are now being taken.
Please keep in mind that prior survey noted 1300 animals, we are now above that count. Horses are now moving because of the roundup operation and disruptions in the North due to construction…. more on that later.
PLEASE keep asking for those brands and that an attempt be made to return at least partial bands to home ranges.