U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 238
Cattle drive through Folsom with BLM wild horses and burros
The pre-rodeo cattle drive in Folsom June 30 included riders representing BLM's Wild Horse and Burro program -- riding animals obtained through the program. BLM Compliance Specialist Jason Williams led program volunteers Stuart Potter, Alexia Hall, Edona Miller, Nataly Miller and Brian Miller in the parade. Spectators watched wagons, riders and longhorns in a procession from City Hall to Old Town Folsom to kick off the rodeo.
Judging from their smiles, Edona Miller (walking) and Nataly seem to enjoy taking part in the parade:
Jason Williams (from left), Alexia Hall and Stuart Porter pause briefly for a group photo astride their mounts:
Brian Miller also led Frosty, a burro obtained through the program, named for his shortened right ear due to frostbite while in the wild...
...Frosty showed why burros are known for a stubborn streak when Brian Miller tried to lead him across a section of fresh asphalt.
Williams and his horse, Robo, are included this month in article in The Horse magazine on the Wild Horse and Burro program. In addition to being used for public events to publicize the Wild Horse and Burro program, Robo is used for trail patrol on public lands.
- Photos by Barb Williams, BLM volunteer
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