BLM offers a public tour of the wild horse corral in Fallon
The Bureau of Land Management will be hosting a free public tour of the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral in Fallon, Nevada on Friday, May 13. Attendees will have the opportunity to see wild horses recently herded into overcrowded herds in Nevada. and Oregon.
“BLM‘s Comprehensive Animal Welfare Program team recently visited the Indian Lakes Out of Reach Corral,” said John Neill, operations manager for the oversight facility. “BLM is proud of the welfare of wild horses and burros with respect to humane care and treatment at our off-limits holding facilities and I encourage anyone interested to register for this public tour. to see the facility, the animals and the care provided to them. »
The privately operated corral is located in Fallon, approximately a 90 minute drive east of Reno. The public visit will begin at 10 a.m. and will last approximately two hours and can accommodate up to 20 people. To register for the tour and get directions to the facility, please contact the BLM at (775) 475-2222.
Tour participants will be taken as a group by wagon around the facility to learn about it, the animals, and BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro program. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Hats and sunscreen are recommended, and photography is welcome. A portable toilet on site will be available.
The Indian Lakes Corral can support up to 7,600 wild horses or donkeys. The facility comprises 320 acres containing 75 large paddocks, each measuring 70,000 square feet and able to safely accommodate approximately 100 horses. The animals receive daily abundant food adapted to their needs, as well as a constant supply of fresh water thanks to automatic waterers. Free-choice mineral block supplements are also provided to animals in each pen. A veterinarian regularly inspects the animals and provides the necessary care as needed.
BLM strives to place feral horses and burros removed from public lands into good private homes. Indian Lakes Corral animals are made available to the public for adoption or purchase throughout the year at offsite adoption and sale events and through BLM’s Online Corral website.
For more information on upcoming events and opportunities, visit blm.gov/whb/events.