Today Grandma Gregg wrote to us with the following news:
She said her daughter contacted Jeff Fontana, BLM public affairs officer, to tell the BLM the location where the wild horse family, known as Magic’s Band, lives. She expressed her concern they would be trapped in the fire due to the extensive livestock fencing and cross fencing throughout the area.
Here is Magic and his family living in harmony before the fire.
Magic – grey stallion – son and look-alike of the great herd stallion BraveHeart, who was captured with his family in the 2010 roundup.
Hope – Magic’s mare and true love as you can see in the pic
Harley – Hope’s 2 or 3 year old colt
Curley and Shiney, two bay bachelor stallions and great buddies (not pictured)
The BLM official assured Grandma’s family that the horses would be able to get out through the gates because the ranchers and firemen had been instructed to leave them open.
Grandma’s family is very concerned that the wild horse family will not see the open gates in the smoke and concerned they could get stuck in the unsafe cattle guards. Many people are concerned Magic’s family would have been trapped by fencing while the fire rushed through the area.
She shared photos with us showing exactly where Magic and his family (eight horses total) lived before the fire went through the area this week.
Grandma took these photos last year standing in the same place at the top of the fenced “pasture” but looking in different directions. She noticed fences everywhere in every direction–a trap.
Here is observation peak – per the fire maps this is ALL burned now.
As of Saturday night Grandma has not heard back from Fontana about the welfare of Magic’s band.
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