Behind the scenes at the Nevada Department of Corrections looking at the wild horse training program in Carson City. This is part 2 of 4. View part I here.
With the Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo occuring this weekend in Reno, we went behind the scenes at the Warm Springs Correctional Center in Carson City to see how Nevada’s feral horses are trained and gentled so that the animals can be adopted to the public.
(January 11, 2007)–Conservation and Natural Resources Director Allen Biaggi testified today, our state could sue the feds for more money to manage wild horse herds. But he says there is a downside. Overall federal dollars are declining, and such litigation could jeopardize relationships with agencies trying to help wild horse herds.
Mike Kirk D.V.M and Commission Chairman says his board is looking at options to help preserve the wild horse in our state.
Read the complete article at KOLO-TV News Channel 8.
In March, the Bureau of Land Management gathered wild burros at Lake Mead in Southern Nevada. Nevada’s Wild Horse Program administrator came along to discuss the gather process as the burros were transported by boat across the lake.
CARSON CITY, Nev.–On the flatlands of northern Nevada, roughly 14,000 wild horses run free. They make up 60 percent of the feral horse population in the U.S., and are big business in Nevada, where they can be sold for ranch work, horse shows or riding off into the sunset. But first they must be tamed. Read the article at Corrections Connection.