From a BLM press release:
RENO, Nev. —The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering two public tours of the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral in Fallon, Nevada, on Friday, May 20. The corral is one of three in Nevada that provides care to wild horses and burros removed from the range. Tour attendees will be able to observe a new water sprinkler system designed to increase animal comfort and reduce dust at the facility.
The public tours are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and each will last about two hours. Each tour will accommodate up to 20 people. Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The public can sign up to attend and get driving directions to the facility by calling the Palomino Valley Center (PVC) at (775) 475-2222.
About a 90-minute drive east of Reno, the Indian Lakes Off-Range Corral is located at 5676 Indian Lakes Road, Fallon, and is privately owned and operated. Tour attendees will be taken around the facility as a group on a wagon to learn about the facility, the animals, and BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program. The new water sprinkler system will be in operation during the tour. The system includes 25 high-powered sprinklers that have the ability to provide cooling and dust abatement for most of the facility. The sprinklers are supplied by a commercial well that has the ability to pump approximately 700 gallons of water per minute.
The Indian Lakes facility can provide care for up to 3,200 wild horses or burros. The facility encompasses 320 acres containing 43 large holding pens, each pen measuring 70,000 square feet that will safely hold about 100 horses. The horses receive an abundance of feed tailored to their needs each day, along with a constant supply of fresh water through automatic watering troughs. Free choice mineral block supplements are also provided to the animals in each pen. A veterinarian routinely inspects the horses and provides necessary medical care as needed.
Protect Mustangs is a nonprofit organization who protects and preserves native and wild horses.
Just for crying out loud,! The photo of the Fallon Coral in Reno Nevada, has no shade for the hot and humid summer months. All this talk about high powered sprinkler’s, description of proper care of the burros and horses, but these care takers still have not heard our cry for shade for the burros and horses. I see half dead tree’s, bare land, but no SHADE.!
I am sorry, but these people are slow to catch on. I mean we have been asking BLM to provide SHADE for the horses and burros, but they still have not provided it. Now they inviting the general public to tour their facility without providing the next important structure on their land, called SHADE.!
Please would somebody tell BLM that they need to provide SHADE as well as everything that they described would be observable on the tour, for the horses and burros.
Thank you somebody……………..I’ve already tried to indirectly express my views to several officer’s at BLM, that the horses and burros need SHADE.!
Absolutely they need shade…..what can we do to change this? And are these horses and burros safe from slaughter? Are they for adoption at all? I just don’t understand why…..
Please provide shade for these horses and burros! Still don’t understand why they had to be rounded up and held in holding pens in the first place! On the range they could find their own shade! What good is food and water, when your baking in the hot 100 degree sun! BLM please provide shade for summer and cover in the winter!
Dear Mrs. Kyle:
Have you been on the tour to see that their is now shade?. Of course, from the photo provided, there are only skimpy, barely standing , baby trees. I do hope that this is not true for the horses, and that somewhere on that property, the camera man did not show that their is adequate shades. But, if what the camera man showed is what is, then BLM is a joke and it’s director Neil K. needs to resign from his job immediately.
Dear Mrs. Taylor:
I too have questions about BLMs management of those horse and burros. The state of Nevada is in a desert like atmosphere, with temperatures ranging way over 100 degrees. These mammals need proper shade for equines and BLM can obtain as many equine shades as needed at a discount rate, or pay nothing at all. I believe that we are witnessing the same problem as we were alerted months ago, about captive horses in holdings without shade in dangerously high temperatures. I believe that this new place that BLM has opened the doors for tours, is a joke and that like prior, need to spy on the property, take photo’s and make reports.
You know, it is election time now and we must be careful who we place in the presidential chair. I know now with our current President, any citizen can send an email to the Presidents office, on the White House home page. Nevertheless, I had written and sent an email the presidential candidate, Mrs. Hillary Clinton about the sneaky Amendments that are on our ballots to legalize or bring back horse, mule slaughter. I share as much wrong in my email too her, then asked her to never allow the topic of slaughtering horses, mules again. Please research the following Amendments on your election ballots; the Udall Kirk Amendment, The Farr-Dent Amendment. According to the US Humane Society, they stated in an email too me, to vote yes on these Amendment’s to stop the funding of slaughter houses or the opening of slaughter houses for horses, mules, used for “food consumption.” I am amazed that people indulge in the unclean meats such as these, and have serious concerns for the future of the world. Anyway, I thought, their must be more of these sneaky Amendments within our ballot. What we need on protect mustang, is a list of these Amendments as they formulate for sanction.