Wild Horses Captured In Saginaw County After Several Days on the Loose

Two wild horses from Utah, currently housed in Saginaw County, had escaped from their enclosure on Sunday, June 19 and were finally captured Thursday, June 23.

The mustang mares are part of a federal Bureau of Land Management program controlling the populations of wild horses in the American west. They were housed at a ranch near S. Fenmore Rd. and M-57 in Chapin Township for about two months before escaping. Some local farmers complained about the horses trampling and eating crops.

The Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department Mounted Division was deployed to capture the horses, with little success until they were baited into temporary paddocks at a woman’s property near the Chapin Township Hall. The first mare was captured Wednesday and the second captured Thursday morning.

The Bureau of Land Management will reassign the horses to a new location. The case has been forwarded to the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s office for review.