JOHN MOORHOUSE, The Penticton Herald 02/25/2009 (link to story)
Practically every unfenced yard is festooned with horse apples.
Now, the area‘s Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen director is looking for ways to rein in the free-ranging animals. Michael Brydon has issued a notice of motion to be debated at this Thursday‘s RDOS board meeting, suggesting a task force be created to search for a solution to the growing horse population.
Although conflicts between residential property owners and wild horses wandering between the West Bench and the adjacent Penticton Indian reserve have been ongoing for years, Brydon said Tuesday it seems to be getting worse.
“I don‘t know if there‘s a reliable count of how many horses there are,” he said. “I‘ve heard numbers of up to hundreds of horses.”