Wild horse and burro adoption - Woodside - Oct. 4-5, 2003

BLM adopter Sara Okumura shows the jumping skills of her adopted mustang during the wild horse and burro adoption event held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 4, in Woodside, Calif.
BLM adopter Sara Okumura shows the jumping skills of her adopted mustang

During the BLM's first ever visit to Woodside, 20 horses and 15 burros found new homes. The adoption was cosponsored by the BLM and the San Mateo Mounted Patrol, and held at the Mounted Patrol arena.

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Trainer Lesley Neuman
Trainer Lesley Neuman of Rescue demonstrates gentle training methods during the Woodside adoption event.
Tamara, 15, "introduces" her adopted mustang, Dusty to Woodside adoption event visitors. Tamara trained Dusty herself and is proud to show him at BLM adoption events. "People always ask me if he's for sale," she says. "I just say, 'never.' I love my horse. He's just awesome." Tamara is now working with Banner, a three-year-old she adopted at the San Jose adoption event held on Aug. 16. Just six weeks after the adoption, Tamara has used Banner on trail rides.
Greg Garcia of Half Moon Bay, front right, chats with reporter Brett Putnam of the San Mateo County Times during BLM's wild horse and burro adoption event held in Woodside on October 4 and 5. Greg brought his adopted mustang, Rio, to the event. Greg rides Rio in competitive western shooting events.
Connie Davis and mustang, River, share a moment during the BLM's wild horse and burro adoption event held in Woodside
10/8/03

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