After one week, all of the current feed stations but one, have been discovered by very needy mares and babies. It is good to see them get their bellies full.
Because we want to keep wild horses wild, both the locations and our approach are very important to the success of the program.
We would like for the horses to think that they just coincidentily ran into a great patch of green. We do not want them to associate food with people in order not to habituate (tame) them. Our volunteers will not make the drop if horses are around.
The piles are separated by 5 to 10 ft so that each horse has its own pile and doesn’t have to fight others for it.
Our monitoring photographers are a different team than the food drop volunteers; they are the ones with the giant lenses and they stay 100 ft away and hide, instead of the usual 50 ft.
All so that we can keep wild horses wild, but prevent disaster at the same time.
The last picture is of Ducey; his mom is having a hard time as she needs to feed his little brother.
With that we would like to thank Governor Doug Ducey one more time.
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Thank you for your support!