Final Devil's Garden Plateau Wild Horse gather update

Wild horse gather operations are now complete for 2019 after 22 horses were safely gathered and transferred to the temporary sorting facility yesterday. This makes 499 the overall total for the 2019 gather.

“Sun J Livestock is to be commended for their work on this year’s gather,” said Acting Forest Supervisor Tim Pohlman. “It’s truly amazing they were able to gather all these horses with no deaths or serious injuries to any horses under their care.”

“Everybody involved has been really impressive,” Pohlman added. “I’ll look forward to seeing these horses find new homes.”

Forest personnel will soon complete processing horses at the Double Devil Wild Horse Corrals and move on to placing gathered Devil’s Garden Wild Horses with their new families. There should be plenty of interest considering the success trainers are experiencing with Devil’s Garden Wild Horses at events like the Norco Horse Affair last weekend.

The earliest horses will be available for selection is Oct. 15, 2019, at which time people who already have approved applications and have made appointments by calling 530-233-8738 will be able to view and select their horses.

All others will begin selection by appointment only on Nov. 2, 2019 with priority based on dates applications were received. Three-hour blocks to select horses with a Forest Service escort will be offered with confirmed reservations.

Forest personnel cannot guarantee the pickup of horses the same day selections are made. Those wanting to pick up horses the same day as selection should complete their selections by 12 p.m. to give corral personnel enough time for possible loading by late afternoon. Please plan on staying overnight locally or making arrangements for pick up at a later time and date. Applications and the required pick-up planning form are available at