U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 442
BLM volunteers organize 'wild horse play day'
Mustangs proved they’re suited for a variety of uses, including water polo, at a wild horse play day Saturday at Dunnigan.
About 25 BLM volunteers brought their mustangs to the “equine playground” at the Running I Ranch for the event initiated by volunteers Mike and Nancy Kerson. Mustangs climbed steps and went through obstacles such as hanging strips of cloth and hoses. They made the acquaintance of ducks with electric-powered wings and statues of elk and bears. (text continues below)
Several mustangs took advantage of water on the hot summer day to go for a refreshing dip in the pond or in the water challenge:
Teri Reilly and Mustang Sally take a refreshing dip in the pond.
Michele DeCamp’s mustang Modoc cools off in the water course with a dip to the right...
...shaking it off...
...and a dip to the left.
In other mustang events, residents of the Grass Valley area will have the opportunity to add a horse or burro to their families when the Bureau of Land Management brings its Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program to the Nevada County Horsemen’s Association, 10600 Bubbling Well Road (off Brunswick Road) in Grass Valley, Saturday, Aug. 28.
The BLM will offer about 10 halter-gentled horses, mostly yearlings, and two burros for public adoption.
- Dave Christy, BLM Central California District, 7/20/10
|Last updated: 07-28-2010|
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