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News.bytesNews.bytes Extra, issue 430

Livermore event finds homes for horses and burros

Ten horses and eight burros found new homes at the bureau of Land Management wild horse and burro adoption Saturday and Sunday in Livermore. The adoption was held in conjunction with the California State Horseman’s Spring Stampede. (text continues below)

A smiling woman holds the reins of a small horse
Judy Gile shows a halter-gentled mustang, Misty, that was originally adopted at the event in 2009.

The next adoption will be at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, Saturday, May 8.

The BLM will offer 40 horses, mostly yearlings, and 10 burros for public adoption.   Anyone interested can preview the animals when they arrive at about 3 p.m. on Friday, May 7.  The event will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.  Adoptions begin with silent bidding from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Animals not taken during bidding will be available for a $125 adoption fee.

A pair of young horses kneel on the ground
It's nice to take a nap in the warm California sun.

A young horse rolls in the dust
A good roll in the dirt feels so good.

- David Christy, BLM Central California District, 5/3/10

BLM-California News.bytes, issue 430

Last updated: 05-04-2010