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BLM wild horse gather

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Rodeo Harbottle, of Rifle, watches Saturday as horses are sorted into holding pens by age and sex. Photo by Hans Hallgren

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Two wild horses, following a judas horse, run inside fencing at Sand Wash Basin. A judas horse is trained to lead the horses into holding pens. Photo by Hans Hallgren

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A wild horse is led into one of the holding pens after being sorted. Photo by Hans Hallgren

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The helicopter used to corral the horses takes off after rounding up about 12 wild horses. The wrangling came in waves of about 10 to 15 at a time during the course of the day. KG Livestock, of Vernal, Utah, a company the BLM contracted to conduct the gather, captured about 160 wild horses Friday and Saturday. Photo by Hans Hallgren

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A cowboy with KG Livestock directs horses through a chute in preparation for aging and sexing. Photo by Hans Hallgren

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About 10 wild horses travel along fencing before being captured. Photo by Hans Hallgren

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