The Bureau of Land Management manages wild horses and burros to oversee that they thrive on the rangelands. The BLM manages a vast area of Heard Management Areas, they strive to maintain a healthy herd population on these lands and when they exceed the appropriate management level they are removed and sent for adoption or to off-range pasture. The herd can double in size every 4 years. This adoption was held in Salina, there are adoption site all around the country. Along with the adoption, there was a wild horse show.
All wild horses and burros are branded with a freeze mark. The left side of the neck is shaved and the symbols are applied with an iron chilled in liquid nitrogen. The mark uses a series of angles and alpha-symbols that can not be altered. The hair on the neck will grow back white.
No, I didn’t adopt anyone.
Today certainly hasn’t felt like autumn, the temperature is in the 90’s, the air conditioners are running again, and there is a strong south westerly wind, blowing in the smoke from the wildfires out by Pueblo, Colorado. Come back Autumn!!
Praying for the safety of the firefighters and everyone who is in the path of the fire.