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News.bytesNews.bytes Extra, issue 446 

 Fair visitors learn about wild horses and burros

Visitors to the Nevada County Fair in Grass Valley this year got a first-hand look at mustangs, burros and their trainers.
Volunteers for the Bureau of Land Management, with some assistance by BLM staff, gave demonstrations and staffed a booth to provide information on the BLM's wild horse and burro adoption program. (text continues below)

People stand and talk around a saddled white horse 
Doug Gorman speaks with fair goers, as Dot stands next to him. In the background are Dave Miller and Chief.

Volunteers showed horses they have trained to the public and answered questions at demonstrations. They also staffed an information booth.

“This was a very successful event,” said Jason Williams, BLM wild horse and burro compliance specialist. “We had a lot of good discussions with the public about the wild horse and burro program. I would like to thank all the volunteers who made this possible, especially Michele DeCamp, who made the initial contact with the fair.”

BLM held a wild horse and burro adoption in Grass Valley following the fair on Aug. 28. Five horses and one burro were halter-gentled by volunteer and put up for adoption. All were adopted.

A woman in red shirt and black helmet rides her horse in the corral
A woman rider her brown horse in the ring
Above: Erin Hastey rides her champion mustang, Thunderous Praise and Linda Stine rides

- David Christy, BLM Central California District, 9/1/10

BLM-California News.bytes, issue 446

Last updated: 09-02-2010