Corolla wild horse dies after barbed wire entanglement
Published 6:38 am Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The Corolla Wild Horse Fund has confirmed a young stallion became tangled in barbed wire and had to be euthanized.
CWHF posted on Facebook Saturday that the 4-year-old horse named Joaquin was severely injured when he attempted to go through a barbed wire fence on U.S Fish and Wildlife property. The post said a veterinarian determined his leg couldn’t be saved and euthanasia was “the most humane” option.
“We have feared this scenario since the barbed wire was installed several years ago,” stated the CWHF post. “USFWS has been very sympathetic and responsive since the accident occurred and we hope that we’re able to come up with a replacement for the barbed wire that serves their purposes without endangering the horses.”
They say meetings are scheduled to consider an alternative and they are optimistic for a positive outcome.
“We know Joaquin was well-loved and our hearts go out to everyone who will grieve his passing,” the post continued. “He was just four years old; a lovely young Banker with a bright future as a harem stallion. His loss is a major blow to the herd and will have an impact for generations to come. And we will certainly miss seeing him regularly. Rest free, Joaquin.”