U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
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News.bytesNews.bytes Extra, issue 205

Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Event - Yuba City - October 29-30, 2005

The Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program rolled into the Northern Sacramento Valley community of Yuba City on Oct. 29-30, and 34 animals found homes with new families.

Below, an adopter checks out the animals and bid sheets during an hour of silent bidding Saturday morning.
an adopter checks out the animals and bid sheets during an hour of silent bidding Saturday morning

Below, even the youngest of adopters were on hand to find the horse of their dreams.
a boy checks out the available horses

A highlight of the event was the adoption of Gracie, shown below with BLM volunteer Edona Miller of Wheatland. Edona spent about two weeks gentling Gracie, who drew a bid of $400. The adopter knew that Gracie had a good beginning with her training and was ready to continue learning.
adoptee Gracie works with BLM volunteer Edona Miller of Wheatland

As always, BLM staff members were on hand to answer adopters’ questions and to show the results of training a mustang.

ason Williams of the Folsom Field Office shows his trained wild horse, Robo, a Baskir Curly, to adoption visitors.
Above, Jason Williams of the Folsom Field Office shows his trained wild horse, Robo, a Baskir Curly, to adoption visitors. Below, horse trainer Phil West works with a horse from the adoption pens, showing the benefits of horse gentling methods.
horse trainer Phil West works with a horse from the adoption pens, showing the benefits of horse gentling methods

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