The following post is from the American Wild Horse Preservation.
The wild horses in the Kiger and Riddle Mountain Herd Management Areas (HMAs) may well be one of the best remaining examples of the Spanish Mustang, and their preservation is vitally important. Despite this, the BLM has set extremely low Allowable Management Levels for these herds — a maximum of 82 horses in Kiger and just 56 in Riddle Mountain! Worse, the agency rounds up these horses every four years, terrorizing and traumatizing them with helicopters, shattering their families and forever robbing many of them of their freedom. The next roundup is scheduled for August 2015. The BLM is targeting 214 of these amazing mustangs for capture; approximately 153 will be permanently removed from the range and put up for adoption. The BLM already stockpiles 50,000 wild horses in holding facilities and has a huge backlog of adoptable horses — bringing more horses into an overburdened adoption system is unacceptable!