The capture of the feral horses is a cooperative effort between the Department of Natural Resources and Justice and Regulatory Department.
The Range Division successfully captured nine trespass feral horses off tribal land near Archuleta Mesa. The number of horses has been steadily increasing for a number of years. The horses have a negative impact on native wildlife and vegetation. The effort to remove feral horses has been going on for several years and remains ongoing.
Population dynamics of the feral horses are always changing so capture success varies.
Tribal Rangers and Animal Control process the trespass horses after they are captured. It requires a team effort to be successful. Thank you to all the staff who have worked to make it happen.
These pictures of the horses being corraled, were taken Friday, Feb. 5.