I found out this week that the BLM Billings office was going to be presented with an award for the job they did in the removal this past summer. This award was presented to Jared Bybee yesterday in Washington DC.
I was happy that Jared and his team were getting some recognition on a job well done. Hopefully other HMA’s will ask him for advise on how to better do their gathers. They can ask him to come and show them, but they cannot keep him, he needs to stay here with the Pryor Horses!
As I said in my April post about this gather, there are some good people in the BLM and we need to make an effort to continue to communicate with them.
Just in case you did not remember how I felt about the removal you can click on SANDY and it will take you to a post I did the beginning of April.
Also here is the link to the list of Awards. Click on Awards to go to that page. I also copied and pasted the paragraph telling about the Pryor Gather award:
“BLM-Montana Pryor Mountain Horse Gather and Adoption Team, recipients of the Director’s Team Accomplishment Award.
This Award recognizes this year’s tremendously successful Pryor Mountain wild horse gather and adoption. Thanks to outstanding public engagement, sound decision making, and cohesive teamwork, this gather and adoption were completed safely and with positive public support.”
It is still painful for me to think about the horses that were removed, those I will not see on the mountain again. But I know where most have gone, and I will continue to see how they are doing.
But I am glad that the Pryor Horses have a team of BLM people who for the most part listen to our concerns and hopes for these horses. I thank them for that.
I believe that if everyone would take the time and effort to effectively communicate with them that the management of these horses may just continue to get better and better.