The Bureau of Land Management has removed all the horses from the Placitas. Some of them went to a rescue while some of them were sold to a killer. All but two of those were recovered and taken to the rescue as well. Seriously these particular horses were not hurting anyone.
There are many articles on the BLM and other government entities rounding up wild horses and putting them in holding pens. It's a travesty. There is a film that's been made by some folks trying to save the horses that I would love to see. I hope it comes close. it's called "American Mustang".
Here are photos of those horses that I took 3 years ago. Seeing them makes me even more sad. Oh my!
Now all of these are in holding pens with hundreds of other horses.
Here's the thing. Horses were here before we were. They say there are too many of them. There are other answers besides capturing them, separating families/bands, penning them in small pens confining them to a terrible life of captivity or death.
I've always felt strongly about this tragedy, but today, knowing some of these fabulous creatures that I met and captured with my own camera are now trapped and hopeless, just makes me sick.
Encourage One Another, continuing the journey on fresh paths.
Blessings and love to you, xoxo.