A Big Problem
I was talking with a bunch of horse owners the other day, and the topic of injury on the trail came up. I’ve been on trail rides before where people have been injured by a fall or a kick or being stepped on. We’ve always found a way to pack someone out.
However, what we were talking about was when a horse gets injured by breaking a leg out in the back country. How do you get a horse out of the back country that had to be euthanized? If you are lucky you can employ a helicopter, but if you aren’t lucky you can follow BLM recommendations. It is said that the rules of the BLM is that one needs to either cut up and remove the horse in sections or the other method employs 30 sticks of dynamite to blow the horse up the way the whale was blown up On the Coast a few years back.
If you’ve never seen an exploding whale before, check out this video.