Fort Polk Horses Round Up Tracking

Round Up Totals Since October 2016 = 339 Horses as of Sept 2019

RoundUp#1: 10/2016 — 50 Horses: Humane Society of North Texas.

Article:Press Release: The US Army is proceeding with the removal of wild horses from Louisiana’s ranges and piney forests.

RoundUp#2: 12/2016 — 15 Horses: Humane Society of North Texas

Article:Lawsuit filed to protect Louisiana’s Wild Horses

RoundUp#3: 12/2017 — 18 Horses: Freedom Reins acting under Horses Lives Matter

Article:Update on Fort Polks Move to Eliminate More Free Roaming Wild Horses

RoundUp#4: 01/2018 — 21 Horses: Freedom Reins acting under Horses Lives Matter

Article: Preliminary Injunction Motion Filed to Protect Wild and Free Roaming Heritage Horses In Louisiana

RoundUp#5: 05/2018  — 37 Horses: FRRR/BGVT/SLPAC/MFR.  18 saved by SLPAC, 6 saved by BGVT, 1 saved by FRRR. Remaining 12 which were primarily studs were taken by MFR even though we had placement … they took the 12 and we never heard another word until a report was received that they went to Elkhart auction.

Article 1:US Army, Civilian led Environmental Division / Range Control at Fort Polk, and Texas State University fund Thompson Kill Buyers

Article 2:Inadequate handling practices pose added threat to Louisiana’s Wild Horses

Article 3:Federal Grant Money Funding Felons: Thompson Horse Lot

Article 4:17 Fort Polk Horses find freedom at Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

RoundUp#6: 06/2018 — 32 Horses: Meridian Falls Takes all .. Seemingly disappeared into thin air. It it suspected they also went through the same auction.

RoundUp#7: 07/2018 — 33 Horses: Meridian Falls to Thompson Kill Pen to Freedom Reins. Within 3 to 4 days of initial notification 28 of the 33 went to THL. Initially THL wasn’t admitting they had the 4 studs and only advertised the 23/24 in that video. unknown where the missing 5 went. With out the donor and Freedom Reins those horses would have shipped without a doubt.

Article 1:Help Needed: Fort Polk Horses Need a Home!

Article 2:Louisiana’s Wild Horses Need Your Help

RoundUp#8: 08/17/2018 — 32 Horses: Meridian Falls sold to Freedom Reins

Article 1:Letter of Concern

Article 2:Fort Polk bulldozing through on Round Up 8 of 32 Horses and TSU responds to Letter

RoundUp#9: 09/18/2018— 29 Horses:  Initial reports said 40 horses captured however, Fort Polk communication states 29 horses captured. Meridian Falls is still the “rescue” working directly with the army and forcing real rescues to pay to save the horses they obtain for free from the Army.

RoundUp#10: 05/2019 —  6 Horses: Haseya’s New Beginnings rescued after negotiating with Meridian Falls.

RoundUp#11: 05/2019 — 9 Horses: Haseya’s New Beginnings rescued after negotiating with Meridian Falls.

RoundUp#12: 08/2019 —  31 Horses: Haseya’s New Beginnings rescued after negotiating with Meridian Falls.

More about Round Up 12

RoundUp#13: 09/2019 — 21 Horses: Meridian coordinated with Thompson Kill Pen who takes them all. Shortly after Meridian removes online presence completely. Baby Girl Horse Rescue and Veteran Therapy ended up purchasing these horses from Jacob Thompson.

TOTAL as of 09/27/2019,  339 Horses Removed.