U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 402
California wild horses to appear on Belgian TV
Northeast California's wild horses, and the BLM Surprise Field Office, will be featured on Belgian television, in a popular documentary show titled, "Tomtesterom." A five-person crew, including show host Tom Waes, spent two days in the Cedarville area during the week of Sept. 14, capturing on tape horse gathering operations and interviews with Steve Surian, who oversees the wild horse and burro program for the Surprise Field Office.
The television program is broadcast on Belgian state TV. It features host Tom Waes who does first person stories, introducing viewers to places and events through his personal involvement. The style is light and often plays on Tom's lack of experience with the topic. The show, done in Flemish, Belgium's prevalent language, has a million viewers.
In this episode, Tom will present the WHB program through his journey to the Western US, where he observes a BLM gather operation. He then works with a trainer in Texas to gentle a mustang. The Mustang Heritage Foundation is coordinating a visit to Extreme Mustang Makeover in Fort Worth, and is coordinating Tom's work with the trainer.
- Jeff Fontana, BLM-California, 9/09
|Last updated: 09-30-2009|