BLM Mustangs

I’m probably going to catch some flack for this one, but I have to get it off my chest.

This morning, while wandering around Twitter, I saw a post regarding the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reopening the Nevada area for mustang round-up.  Thinking Aww, that’s Kobi’s people, I clicked on the link.

The article pretty much slammed the BLM for rounding up mustangs. I believe (and have to believe) that the BLM is doing what they feel is best for the wild horses.  I know anytime you involve passionate humans, beliefs and issues can get skewed – involving the government adds a whole new level of error (think educational reform or Obamacare).

But getting back to the horses – without outside intervention, these animals could die a slow death from starvation due to overgrazing and lack of water or become target practice for those who feel mustangs don’t have a place in the ‘wild west’.

Yes, I believe that.

What the BLM has given some of these horses (I admit, not all find good homes) is the chance to survive: they don’t have to worry about enough to graze upon, water to drink, or predators.  Without the BLM rounding up horses in Nevada I wouldn’t have Kobi – the main reason I do what I do.

I know there are several sides to every story, but I don’t think the BLM deserves to be condemned for what they do.

And yes, I will be attending the BLM adoption in two weeks in Green Cove Springs, Florida!

Link to the first article I wrote to BLM (scroll down to Kobi’s name)

Link to the second article I wrote to BLM

About Heather Hamel

Growing up with horses is a little girls dream come true. Heather’s dream in life was to be a horse trainer - how dreams change - sort of! She moved to the wonderfully historic town of St. Augustine, Florida and was a historic tour guide and a ghost story teller while putting herself through college to become a special education teacher. After graduating, she felt the pull of horses in her life again. That's when she met Kobi! She learned quickly that when you own horses you become a part time vet, part time nutritionist, and full time equestrian. She wouldn't change a thing! In addition to being completely obsessed with her herd, she still teaches and tutors students with learning disabilities, and more specifically, dyslexia.
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