The control program targets high-use visitor areas, including locations where there is a need to manage interactions between the public and wild horses to support safety objectives.
The control program is implemented in accordance with the 2008 Kosciuszko National Park Horse Management Plan. Control utilises passive trapping and removal from the park and has occurred annually since 2002 (except for 2018 when control did not occur).
The control program adheres to relevant State and Commonwealth guidelines and procedures to minimise the risk to the welfare of horses.
The spring 2019 control program will focus on the Blue Water Holes campground and surrounding area. To facilitate the safe conduct of the control program, Blue Water Holes Trail between the Cooleman Mountain campground and Blue Water Holes campground will remain closed until the end of November.