“They ended up roping the mare instead, and you can see her struggling — and then they push her into the trap,” Kuhn added.
When the wranglers returned for the foal, the baby animal was too exhausted to run away, and the wranglers didn’t even need to lasso him with a rope. Instead, they simply guided him into the corral to join the rest of the herd.
The observer went to the temporary holding area to see how the baby foal and mother were doing, but he had trouble seeing anything. “The government contractors [who run the operation] put plastic fencing all around the corrals so that you can’t see in,” Kuhn said.