Colorado’s Wild Horses Thrive on Our Public Lands
Wild horses in Colorado will to be able to just hang out and enjoy the summer, even though the BLM will be rounding up mustangs in other Western states. Our state is
home to just under 800 wild horses which is a good sustainable herd size for
Colorado's four Western Slope management areas.
BLM spokesman Steven Hall says,
"We're fortunate in Colorado that we don't have as many challenges as other states do."
The BLM protects, manages, and controls wild horses and burros under the authority of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 to ensure that healthy herds thrive on healthy range lands.
Nearly 2,500 wild horses and burros in other western states including Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and Arizona will be removed and many will put up for adoption.. The BLM could take other steps this year, such as treating horses with birth-control drugs.