U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
California

News.bytes Extra, issue 229

Nice day for an adoption - wild horses and burros

Wild horse and burro enthusiasts enjoyed a sunny spring day in the high desert of eastern Lassen County, when they traveled to the Bureau of Land Management's Litchfield Corrals for a one-day adoption event held Saturday, April 29. A total of 13 animals -- six horses and seven burros -- found new homes.

Below, a young adopter visitor makes friend with a young horse as it enjoys a snack of hay.
A young adopter reachers out to a young horse, as it snacks on hay

Training demonstrations for horses and burros were an important part of the afternoon in which visitors learned more about the BLM adoption.

Below, burro adopter Dave Freeman traveled more than 100 miles from his home to conduct burro training sessions. Here, he shows use of a confined area as a way to get a burro used to the human touch. While burro training was ongoing, volunteer Edona Miller was showing gentling techniques, working with mustangs from the adoption pens, second photo below:
Adopter Dave Freeman shows use of a confined area as a way to get a burro used to the human touch.

volunteer Edona Miller shows gentling techniques, working with mustangs from the adoption pens

Burros were a highlight for many adopters and there were plenty from which to choose, including a fuzzy-faced youngster and look-alike greys.
Fuzzy-faced burro

a pair of burros stares back at the camera

5/2/06

BLM California News.bytes, issue 229