BLM Watering Wild Horses in Western Colorado


The following article is from the Associated Press:

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.—The Bureau of Land Management says it’s delivering water to wild horses in western Colorado because of drought conditions.

Horses are being given supplemental water in three of the state’s four wild horse management areas. In addition, the Daily Sentinel ( reported Friday that water is being provided to 40 to 50 horses found without any natural sources of water in area south of Rangely.

Those horses are part of the West Douglas Herd Area, which isn’t an official wild horse management area.

Horse advocates said there was water in the area earlier this week and questioned whether the BLM was exaggerating the problem in order to be able to remove the horses.

However, BLM spokesman David Boyd said springs in the area have dried up.


Information from: The Daily Sentinel,

Source:  Associated Press

Posted by Haylie Shipp



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