Wild Horse Round Up Under Way

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         The Bureau of Land Management is rounding up wild horses in southwestern Wyoming's Divide Basin. The roundup began today and is expected to continue for another three to four weeks. About 1,640 horses live in the area east of Rock Springs, and the goal is to reduce the population to about 415.

         About 1,400 wild horses are expected to be rounded up. 200 will be released back, including mares that have been treated with a birth control drug. Of the approximately 1,200 that won't be returned, BLM spokeswoman Serena Baker said the younger ones will be put up for adoption. The older horses will be placed in pastures in Kansas, Oklahoma and the Dakotas. The last roundup in the area occurred in August 2007.