Here is an uncharacteristically short blog post.
I just had to let some of the Gerlach wild horses tell their stories. After being told by the BLM COR Melanie Mirati that their roundup was "easy as pie," and "a piece of cake," and, "They went right in" [into the trap pen], only to go and see them myself an hour later looking...well, please watch this short, informative video of what the horses have to say, and judge for yourselves.
I had to bring this straight to you. I am tired of the minimizing and marginalizing of these animals.
I will probably get comments from naysayers saying to toughen up; the horses aren't made of china; the horses are fine. My point: this is about the horses' wellbeing, and about communication and credibility. This was no "piece of cake." BLM, let's develop some credibility, please.
I could not ignore the misrepresentation, completely negating the obvious drama and major exertion these horses experienced.
I will ask for an update on the Gerlach stallion tomorrow. How much can I trust what I'm told?
Getting ready for Calico roundup resuming in the morning.