- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 4, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A once-wild Utah stallion died of a heart attack during a gelding procedure at a Bureau of Land Management holding corral.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1Ulowa6) the stallion was dubbed Antonino after it was rounded up among about 100 horses that were wandering out of their designated management area, causing safety and traffic concerns.

Many of the animals were adopted, and Antonino was the fourth to die after being removed from the West Desert range.

Antonino’s owner, Jacklyn Hieber, intended to send the animal to the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in South Dakota, where 10 horses from the same herd had already been placed.

Land management spokeswoman Lisa Reid says ranch managers and Hieber wanted the 26-year-old animal neutered, which is a risky procedure for older horses.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com


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