Wild Horse Gathers and Captivity

To limit wild horse numbers the animals are herded by helicopter to a 'judas' horse that leads them into a trap. Then they are transported by truck to a processing and holding facilty, and eventually auctioned to the public for adoption.

Helicopter herds wild horses to burlap fences that funnels them into corrals. Gather near Maybell, CO, 9-28-05.
Helicopter herds wild horses to burlap fences that funnels them into corrals. Gather near Maybell, CO, 9-28-05.
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