Yay! I’m happy! Johnny and I were pretty lucky today…
We FINALLY made it out to watch them do a wild horse roundup on a local HMA (Horse Management Area). There are 177 HMAs in ten states. Here’s a guide you might be interested in reading.
We had hoped to go last Friday… I was almost set… but obligations kept me away. I admit it. I was cranky. I wanted to go the first day, and yes, they gathered a couple hundred head that first day. Then Saturday… nope, still more obligations. I still was cranky! Dog gone it, I’d wanted to make this badly!
Then Sunday was a flipping blizzard here. They didn’t get a blizzard, but did cancel due to weather.
Yesterday… I missed as well, but today! we made it!
We had hemmed and hawed a bit. We knew the majority of horses they wanted to round up had already been gathered and today might be a day of few horses and boredom. It was true about the few horses, but we had fun anyway.
They gathered only 18 horses today… hard to compare to the couple hundred! but the country is gorgeous, the rocks simply appealing.
Pay no attention to my broken windshield and pickup hood…
Yes, I have a ton to tell you. Yes, I saw them bringing in some horses with the helicopter. Yes, we stuck around all day just for a chance to visit the corrals and see some of them relatively close.
You’ll just have to come back the next few days…
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