Governor Polis Statement on End of Wild Horse Roundups in Colorado

Thursday, September 9, 2021

MOFFAT COUNTY - Governor Jared Polis released a statement following reports that the round-ups of wild horses in northwest Colorado had ended.

“The positive announcement today that the Sand Wash Basin wild horse roundups would end early show how federal and state governments can potentially work together. While I wish this roundup hadn’t even started, I’m encouraged by the opportunity to chart a more humane course for our state’s beloved wild horses. The outpouring we heard shows how much people care for the wellbeing of these iconic Colorado animals, and our administration can play a key role in engaging people who can work together to ensure the health and wellbeing of Colorado’s wild horses for generations to come.”

 Last week, Governor Polis and First Gentleman Reis urged the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to freeze the roundups.