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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

"RESERVE DESIGN" and "THE WILD HORSE CONSPIRACY" by Craig DOWNER

craig and escalante

craig and gabriele

craig and escalante
Craig Downer is traveling the Rocky Mountain States to promote his book: THE WILD HORSE CONSPIRACY. He has stopped by the USGS FORT, the FOREST SERVICE, CSU Equine Behavioral Sciences and CU library to promote his model template of compassionate and self sustaining wild horse design which he calls RESERVE DESIGN. It focuses on establishing large (million acres) multi-geographical reserves with geographical barriers for mustangs with strong buffer zones that will allow the waking and waning of auto regulating and self stabilizing herd structures within designated WILD HORSE manangement areas. It will encourage the horses to stay within their safe areas by utilizing adverse conditioning. - He has stopped by the Strawbale house in Red Feather Lakes and Mustang Eco Tours for a couple of days (events at the Medicine Horse Mustang Awareness Day in Boulder, and several library presentations, incl. a meeting with the Colorado Wild Horse and Burro Partners. On May 4th he will continue to the SAND WASH BASIN WILD HORSE AREA west of Maybell Colorado to join local and out of state advocates on the RANGE (Herd watch/range watch). The DOI/BLM Director's challenge (2012) has awarded the Snake River Field Office 25 000 dollars for cooperation with advocates to improve the range, conduct census and review fertility control, etc.  In view of the planned 2013 bait trapping of some of the 250 Sand Wash horses (on 160 000 acres) this is an important opportunity to meet. It coincides with the traditional Sombrero round-up and there will be several riders, photographers and artists camping on the range.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your hospitality, Gabriele. It was great meeting you and the other wild horse advocates and seeing the beautiful wild horses themselves in their vast Sand Wash Basin area. There should be a lot more of them out there and a lot less livestock! Hope to see some of you in New Mexico at the Wild Horse Festival.

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