Emergency Roundup

A total of 353 horses was gathered in an emergency roundup Oct. 2-4 in the Paisley Desert Herd Management Area (HMA) in Oregon, part of the Lakeview Resource Area of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The herd is gathered periodically to maintain a manageable number of horses for the territory's ecological balance. The roundup was scheduled three months early because of lack of water and forage due to drought. Gathered horses are adopted through the BLM Wild Horse Adoption Program. Forty-five horses remained in the HMA, and 15 of the gathered horses were returned to the territory at the end of October to bring the horses up to the management minimum of 60 horses. The horses roam 330,560 acres of federal and privately owned land.

About the Author

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief, received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, Virginia. A Pony Club and 4-H graduate, her background is in eventing, and she is schooling her recently retired Thoroughbred racehorse, Happy, toward a career in that discipline. She also enjoys traveling, photography, cycling, and cooking in her free time.

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