For those of you that would like to know what the current plan is for the Asseteague Horses, it is this: on Assateague every mare is treated with PZP and then allowed to foal once around the age of 5 and then she receives PZP for the rest of her life.
I personally feel this is too aggressive for the Pryor Horses. The Pryors is not the Assateague Islands. There are many more factors to consider. Only allowing a mare to have one foal? Will we next be choosing the lucky stallion that gets to reproduce? I am against this micromanagement suggestion.
The NPS is assisting in the PZP injections. This is the second year for that. I would like to suggest that we give this a few years to see how it works now that there are more people helping with it. Let’s not jump into something that may not be reversible.