I am breathing a little easier this morning, now that the removals are done. I will miss each one of the horses. It will be hard to go to the Dryhead and the mountain top and not see so many faces that I have gotten to know.
But I am so glad that it is over. It has been very stressful six weeks since the first horse, Kokopelli was removed on July 11 until the last horses, Kerry and Maclean were removed on August 23. I know I did, and I also know many of you, held your breath, wondering who would be next. We knew it was coming, but that did not make it any easier.
I think it was especially hard for many of us these past couple weeks when they returned to the Dryhead to work on the removals. I know I could not think of a single horse from there that I thought would be okay to remove. Having those weeks with no removals in the Dryhead gave us all hope that maybe, just maybe they would not be able to catch anyone and it would be called off.
I know that all of the horses they did remove were on Tier One and Two, slated for removal, but it did not make it any easier. It was especially hard to see the mares with foals go.
I do want to note that this removal went very well. Even though we all disliked it, it did go well. No horses were killed or injured. All the horses have been taken very good care of at Britton Springs while they wait for the adoption to take place.
Yes, it was hard that it took so long to do, but we knew it would, because of the bait trapping. In my opinion, this was a far better method for the Pryors to use instead of a helicopter gather. Harder on the people involved, but easier on the horses.
I will continue to hold my breath a bit, just a little longer, until the adoption on September 8 is past. I would like to know that all of the horses have good homes.
I am going to use a quote from my good friend Linda. She posted it this morning in the comment section of yesterdays post:
“It can be true that storm clouds have silver linings, and I’m hoping there are as many of them as there are horses in those holding pens.”
Thank you Linda, my thoughts exactly.
Please consider adopting. You can click on ADOPTION and it will take you to my post with photos and information on each horses that will be up for adoption. And yes, I will be there, and yes I will be adopting.