I am asking you to please stop the removals now. Thank you. I have supported the removal of the horses in the Pryors. I did not like seeing them go, but I supported it and still do. But now I ask you to please stop. These are my concerns:
Any horses removed (you state up to 6 horses) will now have to have a separate adoption.
I understand that they need to have 3 weeks in between the prepping of the horses(gelding, vaccinations and freeze brand) before the adoption can take place. The reason for the 3 weeks is so they can give them their second vaccination before traveling. There also may be some issue with blood work, but I don’t know anything about that.
I was okay with them going back to the Dryhead to remove a few more horses a couple of weeks ago. I hated to see any more go, but I was okay with it. IF they could be in the upcoming adoption. But now, that the day has passed (tomorrow will be 3 weeks before the adoption), I am not okay with any more removals.
I worry about the adoption success with just a handful (up to 6) horses. I want them all to go to good homes. I want this removal to be a success in every way.
Please reconsider continuing this removal. I feel it would be better to wait and see what the winter brings, and then if necessary go in next year and remove those 6 plus a few more and have another adoption. I know that would probably involve a lot of paper work if it goes into next year. But I am asking you to consider it.
How would that be different?
Well, there are probably going to be people from all over the country coming to this adoption on September 8. I doubt any of them from a distance will want to turn around and come back in late September or October to adopt these few horses that you may trap in the Dryhead.
I know, because of the delays that were caused by lawsuits, this removal was held back, but I ask you to please not remove any more horses this year.
There are those that are breathing a sigh of relief for the removal ending on the mountain top. I won’t breathe a sigh of relief until the entire removal is over.