[This is an attempt at a brief history of the horse problem. If you know more about it, please let me know and I will update this posting. Unfortunately, I have been unable to find much information at the RDOS since the RDOS has historically considered this a Provincial / Penticton Indian Band matter.]
Wandering horses have become a serious problem on the West Bench in the past 20 years. The horses normally roam First Nations land and crown land on the hills above the West Bench. In the winter, however, the horses move down in to populated areas, where they leave a surprising quantity of droppings, dig up lawns, damage trees, and trample on the occasional in-ground sprinkler head.