“One horse came in with what they said was a nasal issue … and was having a hard time breathing,” Kuhn said. “We always say that’s a byproduct of the roundup. That horse was fine living on public lands, but when they’re stampeded, and they have a nasal issue, whether it’s a broken nose or whatever … they’re in distress.”
Another horse was killed for having a clubbed foot, and yet another for being blind. The fourth horse was euthanized for having a broken shoulder, and Kuhn believes it’s possible the horse injured himself during the roundup.
“That does happen when they get rounded up into these corrals,” Kuhn said. “They’re wild animals, and when they’re all very stressed out ... anything can happen.”