As many of you know, it was quite a process obtaining permission to photograph the wild horses rounded up last month in Wyoming’s Checkerboard Areas who are now in Canon City Short Term Holding at the prison facility. However, on Monday, no one could have been more helpful and accommodating than Fran Ackley and Brian Hardin who spent 4 1/2 hours with us, taking us to every pen, and making sure we could get good angles, tag numbers, and good views of the horses. They want these horses to go to good homes.
I did my best to photograph as many horses as possible and have their tag numbers visible for people interested in adopting them. I did not photograph every horse – some were behind other horses, and the sheer number was overwhelming. You are welcome to download and use the photos for identification purposes and to send to Lona Kossnar, but please respect my copyright and do not use them for anything else without my permission. You are also welcomed and encouraged to share these with anyone who is interested in adopting a horse or horses.
I have broken the photos down into age groups. First are the foals and weanlings in this link: http://www.livingimagescjw.
The older stallions, 5 and up: http://www.livingimagescjw.com/CLIENTS/14NovemberCanonCityOlderStallions Images 247-313 and 327-338 are in pens 19b and 19C, images 314-327 are in pen 9.
The older mares, ages 5 and up are here:
Images 339-387 are in pen 26, images 388-441 are in pen 18. You may notice hip brands on some of these mares – this is because they were treated with birth control, PZP either in December of 2013 and/or October of 2010.
You can use the neck tag numbers on the horses for identification purposes. Some notes about the horses – the 9000 numbers are from Great Divide Basin, the 7000 numbers are from Salt Wells Creek and Adobe Town. They do not list any horses as being from Adobe Town but there are Adobe Town horses mixed in with the Salt Wells Creek horses. These are NOT all the horses brought in during the Checkerboard Roundup. The other 600+ are at Rock Springs Corrals. They are not ready for adoption there yet. There are also about 100 weanlings and yearlings and two year-olds from Salt Wells Creek that went to Axtell, Utah’s wild burro facility.
Several of us have photos posted of these horses out there, so there is no guarantee that a horse pictured will still be available. I am not in charge of adoption, I am only the photographer. The next adoption day event is November 21st (but you can call to adopt at anytime with an approved adoption application). Information about the event, how to find out more about individual horses or to download adoption forms can be found at these links: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Programs/wild_horse_and_burro.html https://www.blm.gov/adoptahorse/onsitegallery.php?horseCategory=99 Through the Canon City BLM office, the first 150 miles of shipping is FREE! There are group shipping options as well for folks that are interested in the horses, but live a distance away. Please contact the BLM office directly for specifics. Lona Kossnar at (719) 269-8539, or email her at email@example.com Please be kind to and patient with Lona – she will have LOTS of folks contacting her and I know she will do her very best to help all of you! Pam Nickoles was also there photographing and you can view her images here: (http://www.nickolesphotography.com/f106188461) and Amanda Wilder who has images on her Facebook page with each horse identified by tag number: https://www.facebook.com/amanda.wilder.9/media_set?set=a.956769531003850.1073741848.100000124357258&type=1&pnref=story
Do you know if viewing of the horses in Canon City is open to the general public? I would love to take my home schooled daughter out there.
You can ask Lona Kossnar about that – generally it is open to the public on adoption days which are usually two Fridays a month, but you have to sign up beforehand. Use the contact info for Lona in the post.
THANK YOU FOR ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF THESE HORSES. THANK YOU FOR TRYING TO SAVE THEM AND I HOPE EVERY ONE IS ADOPTED.
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You have stunning horses here. How much does it cost to adopt a horse?and where do you stay?
It is $125 per horse except the curlies which are $500 per horse. They will offer you free shipping up to 150 miles away and you can get group rates for transport often if you are far away and other horses going the same direction. To go to the adoption on November 21, you stay in Canon City, Colorado, and contact Lona Kossnar to sign up to go.
hello and I am a horse lover to the backbone and I saw so many nice looking ones that I would love to adopt however at the present time I do not have the facilities for one of them and I would also love a foal that I saw so cute and I would love one but the only thing is it is rather expensive to keep one until you can ride it that is the question here but I am a very sympathetic person and I wish I could save at least one of them is there a way that a donation would be acceptable from the public to keep up the great work that you are doing with these precious animals if so please get in touch with me thank you so much Sandy
The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, is that owned by Dayton O. Hyde?
If so, please let me know if any of the Appies go there!
We have been there, and it is a beautiful place where they can live out their lives in such a beautiful area, and with people who care about them. I wish I wasn’t in IN and much closer…but if any of the ones you photographed go there, please let me know so I can make a trip out and take another tour of the amazing facility…so UNLIKE BLM holding areas…they will truly be able to run free again!
I have listed this offer many times, in the cases of these older horses, mares or Stallions I have enough acherage to support maybe 12 at 1 piece of land we own with rolling hills, a large lake valleys full of grass and another piece of land where we live that could hold maybe 9 more, we adopted 2 older geldings 15 years ago and they are still here, weve taken in mustangs that people who just wanted a horse bought and didnt understand why thier horse didnt run to them with open arms, so they brought them to me to teach them about the people and things turned out well. I realize Alabama is a long way but Ive been on the
Protect the Mustang band wagon since I was 14 and Im 55 so its not a passing fancy. We raise a few cattle to support our horse population and would behappy to give these older ones a chance to be almost free but mostly safe and loved and when thier time is over they like many we have owned, buried where they lived out thier years. So surly there must be some people who will transport if people wanted to adopt but had no land we could work on that too. I just want to do something and not just read everyday about how bad its getting and doing nothing about it. I can provide references from vets and from horse owners. This is an honest offer. Please consider.