Sunday, August 12, 2007

HSUS NRRO invites a Wild Horse Herd to Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Part 2 - Inviting a herd of Wild Horses to Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

When the HSUS NRRO team showed up in South Dakota they had to invite the wild horse herd to breakfast. lunch and dinner. Of course sending a dinner invitation to a wild horse herd isn't as easy as it sounds. First you order the hay. Lots of hay.

Ten of these hay bales were delivered

HSUS NRRO had to deliver the hay in strategic spots for the wild horses. A strategic spot is an open area so that the horses circle the hay and the mare's rumps present a good target for the dart.

When the HSUS NRRO team left Billings, Montana it was a warm spring day in the high 50's by the time the team arrived in SD a spring snow storm stomped into SD making everything harder for the HSUS team.

Snow, Bone chilling winds and soggy fields greeted the HSUS NRRO Team

The wild horses with their new foals were very excited to be invited to breakfast, lunch and dinner

The drought in SD reduced the grass for grazing and the wild horse herd was very hungry. So the hay was the perfect distraction for the darting of mares.

1 comment:

Deo Volente said...

This is such a wonderful program!