U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 428
Young trainers show off efforts at San Jose adoption
Four of the mustangs who found new homes at BLM’s wild horse and burro adoption Saturday in San Jose had been gentled for five weeks by young equestrians. Nine horses and one burro were adopted, including the four halter projects trained in San Martin. (text continues below)
Riding instructor Karen Topping said three of the riders who are receiving lessons – Nicole Callinan, Lindsay Ravel and Ashley Vargas – suggested training mustangs. They picked the horses up at the BLM's Litchfield corrals two months before the adoption, but only had about five weeks to work with the horses due to wet weather. Topping developed a list of 32 tasks for the mustangs, including walking on a ramp, walking on a tarp and loading and unloading from a trailer.
Four more mustangs are being trained by the group for a future adoption.
The next adoptions will be:
The event gates will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Adoptions begin with silent bidding from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
- David Christy, BLM Central California District, 4/19/10 - photos by David Christy
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