BLM rejects offer of wind protection for coralled Wyoming Mustangs

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The BLM are warehousing wild horses and young foals, some newly born, in an elderly corral in Rock Springs, Wyoming, where they may be blasted by fierce winds with no protection. The BLM are warehousing wild horses and young foals, some newly born with more expected, in an elderly corral in Rock Springs, Wyoming, where they may be blasted by fierce winds with no protection.

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In late January Lisa Friday and Ginger Kathrens of The Cloud Foundation (TCF) met with BLM District Manager, Mark Storzer, in Rock Springs, Wyoming to discuss ways to protect the over 600 horses held captive in the 30-year-old corral facility. Harsh westerly winds regularly blast the corrals and the BLM has tried to deal with the problem in the past by putting up plywood on the corral panels, but few of the wooden windbreaks remain.

“At the meeting, we discussed what might work for windbreaks and Mr. Storzer indicated that plywood is too heavy and the wind could topple the entire fence,” states Kathrens, Executive Director of the Colorado-based wild horse…

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