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News.bytesNews.bytes Extra, issue 427

Wild horses and burros roll into Redding - San Jose next

The BLM's Wild Horse and Burro adoption rolled into Redding on Saturday, April 10. offering young mustangs and burros to the public.  At day's end, 11 animals -- four burros and seven mustangs -- found new homes. 

 Horses run into a corral, as people watch
Fresh out of the trailer, a group of mustangs moves into an adoption pen as prospective adopters look on.

A boy in a white plastic chair looks at horses on a poster, as a man and horse walk in the corral in front of him
 This young adoption visitor is torn between the beautiful image on his BLM wild horse and burro poster and the mustang gentling demonstration offered by BLM wrangler Pat Cannon.

A gril pets a burro through a green corral fence
A jenny burro awaiting a new home gets acquainted with a young event visitor.

The adoption program heads into San Jose this weekend,where 40 wild horses and 10 burros will be available at the Santa Clara County Horsemen's Association grounds, 20350 McKean Rd.  Anyone interested can preview the animals when they arrive Friday, April 16, at about 3 p.m.  The adoption event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 17.

- Jeff Fontana, BLM Northern California District, 4/13/10

BLM-California News.bytes, issue 427

Last updated: 04-14-2010