Archive for February 25th, 2006

Las Vegas: Here's a Taste of the Wild West!

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

The Bureau of Land Management just conducted a real cowboy round-up of wild horses in the desert just outside Las Vegas! That’s right…37 wild horses were corralled by real cowboys from Utah and safely domiciled at Oliver Ranch in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area! No, it wasn’t done as part of a movie shoot! A major brush fire last year wiped out much of the food supply that the horses would be counting on for survival in the coming months. So the cowboys rounded them up…wild west style! Next they will be transported to a wild horse facility in California for an extended stay. But before that happens, 16 will be carefully selected to return to the free-roaming range to keep the existence of the herd in tact. Pretty cool stuff…and a real wild west story.