U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 419
Horse packing clinic features adoption
The Bureau of Land Management's Wild Horse and Burro adoption program was a featured part of a packing clinic sponsored by the Backcountry Horsemen of California, Friday-Sunday, Feb. 5-7, in Ferndale on the California North Coast. The BLM and Back Country Horsemen enjoy a long-standing partnership
Visitors to the event, an annual effort of the equine organization's Redwood Unit, adopted four mustangs and two burros (six of the seven animals offered) during a special one-day adoption event. The animals had all been trained by BLM wranglers who work at the Litchfield Corrals near Susanville.
Because BLM mustangs are adept at back country packing, BLM's participation in Back Country Horsemen's event is a natural fit.
- Jeff Fontana, BLM Northern California District, 2/10
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