Lori just let me know that they have removed 3 more horses today, plus a foal. They are all from Baja’s band: Lukachukai, Jicarilla and Juneau with her foal. I was able to spend a lot of time videoing this family on my last visit early this month. I am glad that I have that footage of them. I also was told that Washakie had her foal.
So before I go over the removals in Baja’s band, I would like to address something. There is a lot of “up roar” today about why the BLM is not counting the foals in the removal. Well, this is simple really. They don’t count the foals when they do the census for the herds total count, so why should they count them when they are removed? Think about that, it would not make sense. Also, there were months and a couple of opportunities to send your comments to the BLM on this removal. Now is not the time for them. Now is the time to support this and let them do their job. This is far better than a helicopter roundup, where they would be removing all ages. Believe me, I do not like this removal, but it needs to be done, period. Please click on REMOVALS to read my post that I wrote on April 6th of this year.
And now on to those removed:
Lukachukai is the 2011 daughter of Baja and Washakie. I know Shawn was especially fond of her. I just got to know her this year and she is a very sweet and pretty young filly.
Jicarilla is the 2009 daughter of Bacardi and Baja. She is a beautiful grulla roan.
Juneau is the 2009 daughter of Gold Rush and Two Boots. Her foal, a colt was removed with her.