A timely and important article. I love horses and I'm also a realist when it comes to management, expenses, usability, productivity and balancing the natural resources of our country.
Are "holding facilities" aka feedlots really the best solution for tens of thousands of horses????
Image from the Burns Oregon Corrals,
Image from the Fallon NV, holding facility, one of 6 feeding alleys.
For one solution visit the Nevada Prison sale of saddle broke horses gathered off the Nevada rangeland.
Northern Nevada Correctional Center Saturday, February 13, 2010
Saddle Horse Adoption