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Post Posted: May 14, 2018 11:18 am 
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Good idea.

Are any of these horses captured and put up for adoption?




I beleive there was a round up a year or so ago. The herd seems well managed by the condition of these horses. If you do FB there are a few pages to follow and the adminstrators are great at informing.


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Your photos are amazing, Gia. Thank you for sharing. And caring.
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:yeah that: Ditto, Gia. :hugs: Enjoyed every one of them. :kewl:

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Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. Fine photos.


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Thanks everyone, it was such a beautiful experience photo’ing these beautiful horses.

AL, great questions. There was signage in different places along the horse loop on the BLM land and one was about the management of the horse population. They said the numbers double in four years so they use dart with contraceptives for the mares that last a year. I tried to find this online, but couldn’t find exactly what I read on the signage. The following were good links, also wilkapedia has some good info for the sand wash basin wild horses.

This link showed how many horses were managed -

Animals Gathered
166
Animals Returned to Home Range
123
Animals Treated with Birth Control
14
Animal Deaths
1


https://www.blm.gov/site-page/whb/gathe ... ait-gather

I think the gathering and adoption was done 2016 and 2017.

This is a great Facebook page on all the wild horses at sand wash basin, some great photos and info on each of the horses. They have a foal naming project, too, where people get to name the foals :)

https://www.facebook.com/sandwashbasin/

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Great Pics Gia


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Awesome photos and captions.

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Thanks Meborrego and Victorianhistorian :)

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Hubby and I want to go to the Sand Wash Basin to see the Wild Horses. I've found an RV Park in Maybell to stay overnight in. Gia and Mrs.BGR, how much time would you suggest we allow to find and enjoy the horses? Would one day be enough? Any other must see's in the area? :horse:


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:yeah that: We drove there, once, and it's about a nine hour drive. Pretty far for a one day trip.

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Hubby and I want to go to the Sand Wash Basin to see the Wild Horses. I've found an RV Park in Maybell to stay overnight in. Gia and Mrs.BGR, how much time would you suggest we allow to find and enjoy the horses? Would one day be enough? Any other must see's in the area? :horse:


I suggest you stay at least two nights. Drive to your camping spot (cheap, easy camping with lighted bathrooms, hot water and showers at the city camping area) but not much to eat in Maybell. Bring dinner for two nights or catch something in Craig on your way in. Then it is still another hour out to the Basin in the morning. You should plan to stay all day up on the mountain, but get out before dark as the drive back to Maybell is perilous with deer and Pronghorns on the road and Night Hawks zooming across your path in the dark.

You will see the horses, but often not until you are quite a ways in. Don't be discouraged. They are plentiful and amazing. Some of the Sand Wash roads aren't the best, so have at least high clearance. We usually put our SUV in 4-wheel drive for some of it, but it's probably not absolutely necessary. There is NO CELL SERVICE on the mountain so have your vehicle in good condition. Check the weather before you go. If they are having rain (they wish!) in that part of the state, plan another time as the bentonite soils are slick and impassible in the area.
PM us if you have more questions. The trip is dazzling and you will love it.
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