Group Seeks Help In Protecting Horses In Placitas

May 13, 2013

A group that advocates for the protection of free-roaming horses in Placitas has asked federal officials for assistance in confronting public safety concerns arising from the animals straying on the roads.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/ZVqHqT) that the Wild Horse Observers Association also has offered to assist in administering a contraceptive to curb the growth of the horse population and removing and relocating horses that are at risk of a high-speed collision.

Last month, a vehicle collision killed a horse on N.M. 165 in Placitas.

That prompted Sandoval County Commissioner Orlando Lucero to call for some kind of action to forestall further horse, or potentially, human fatalities.

Some residents have estimated the free-roaming horse population numbers 100.