Mules helping mustangs

13 03 2017


Spring Creek Basin herd manager Mike Jensen leads Katy Bartzokis (BLM) and Glenn Ryan (Forest Service) and their mules to a drop site with fence materials for some upcoming projects – including alternative spring break!

We are so stoked to work with the Rocky Mountain Regional Specialty Packstring to get these supplies hauled into the basin by mule power!

This project is completely possible because of some big “horse” power, so BIG thanks to awesome mules Joey, Karla, Lena, Roz and Skid, and saddle horses Karmel and Sly. ๐Ÿ™‚

And extended thanks to San Juan Mountains Association’s volunteer coordinator Kathe Hayes, who heads alternative spring break each year; Justin Hunt, BLM range tech; and tireless advocate Kat Wilder.










9 responses

13 03 2017

Thanks to all who worked on this project to support the mustangs of Spring Creek Basin!

Great pictures TJ!

13 03 2017
Karen Schmiede

Big Thanks to all.

13 03 2017
Julie A. Eisenmann

Very cool!

13 03 2017
Sue Story

This is so cool! Thank you to the mules and their “companions” for all that they’re doing for our mustangs. The project begins! ๐Ÿ™‚

13 03 2017

I’m I seeing correctly? Bitless? How great is that!

13 03 2017

Correction: Am I ๐Ÿ™‚

13 03 2017

Katy is riding Sly in a snaffle bit, and Glenn is riding Karmel (a 4-year-old) in a bosal (also called a hackamore). The mules are in halters.

14 03 2017
Kathryn Wilder

Soooo great to actually see more than rumps as they all left the “landing zone”! Theses pics are phenomenal!!!

14 03 2017
Kathryn Wilder

These, not “theses.” I’m tired!

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