BLM: Keep a Safe Distance From Wild Horses

The BLM Wyoming is asking the public to stay at least 300 feet—the length of a football field—from wild horses at all times.

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The BLM recommends staying at least 300 feet—the length of one football field—from wild horses. | Photo: Sarah Beckwith/BLM Wyoming/Flickr
As part of its commitment to manage healthy herds of wild horses on public lands, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming’s Cody Field Office is reminding the public to always maintain a safe distance from wild horses.

“It’s the time of year when we start to see new foals in the McCullough Peaks Herd Management Area,” said BLM Supervisory Range Management Specialist Tricia Hatle. “It’s imperative that people give the horses their space, move back if they approach and never follow pregnant mares.”

Watching and photographing wild horses at a too-close proximity can create stressful situations that could result in foal abandonment and horses becoming habituated to people, the BLM said—if a wild horse changes its behavior because of your presence, you are too close.

The BLM recommends staying at least 300 feet—the length of one football field—from wild horses

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