BLM to host several wild horse adoptions in June in Wyoming
LANDER, Wyo (Release) – The Bureau of Land Management kicks off the summer with four adoptions of wild horses in Wyoming in June. Untrained horses will be offered to qualified adopters on a first come, first served basis for a fee of $ 25.
- June 4 and 5, Wheatland Corrals: around 50 wild horses will be available during the first public adoption of the new out of range corral. See the horses on June 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adoption begins at 8 a.m. on June 5.
- June 5, Wind River Wild Horse Ranch: around 20 wild horses will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the public pasture off the beach near Lander. Take a free wagon tour to see the wild horses until 2 p.m.
- June 12, Deerwood Ranch: Twenty horses and five burros will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the public off-course pasture near Centennial. Free tours and tractor-drawn wagon rides to see wild horses offered every half hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nicki Creasey, a training incentive program trainer, will be available for questions about burros handling and training.
- June 24-26, Lovell: horses and burros will be available at both the Pryor Mountain Mustang Center and Britton Springs Facility near Lovell. Adoption begins at 8 a.m. every third day.
Additionally, the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility offers untrained horses for adoption by appointment only. Contact the establishment at 307-352-0292.
The wild horses available for adoption have been removed from the overcrowded herds roaming the public runs of the West. As part of our efforts to find a good home for every horse and breeder, the BLM is offering up to $ 1,000 to adopt an untrained animal. This adoption incentive will be offered to all horses during these three events.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, unanimously passed by Congress and enacted on December 15, 1971. To mark the anniversary, the BLM is organizing a series of events across the country featuring highlight the value of wild horses and burros as enduring symbols of our national heritage. Learn more about https://www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro/50th-anniversary.
For more information on events and locations, visit blm.gov/whb or contact the National Information Center at 866-468-7826 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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