U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
California

News.bytes 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:
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:
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...
Brian Miller also led Frosty, a burro obtained through the program - here, Frosty Brian and his horse all turn for a look at something off to the side

...Frosty showed why burros are known for a stubborn streak when Brian Miller tried to lead him across a section of fresh asphalt.
Frosty showed why burros are known for a stubborn streak when Brian Miller tried to lead him across a section of fresh asphalt, stopping in place for just a while.

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.
Williams and his horse, Robo pose for a close-up

- Photos by Barb Williams, BLM volunteer
   6/30/06


BLM California News.bytes, issue 238