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News.bytes Extra, issue 470

Horse and burro adopters brave cold weather for King City event

Seven horses and six burros were adopted in King City over the weekend following a snowy trek from the Litchfield corrals near Susanville.

Highways over the mountain passes were closed shortly after the trucks carrying the horses and burros passed through. Unseasonably cold weather in the Salinas Valley also failed to deter members of the public who came out to see or adopt the horses and burros.

Adoptions are scheduled in March for Redlands (March 12) and Temecula (March 19).

Two burros await adoption
Two burros await adoption

For additional information on the adoptions or wild horse management, contact the BLM toll free at 1-866-4MUSTANGS (866 468-7826).   Information is also available online at www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov.

a horse sniffs a man's hand
A curious filly checks out BLM wrangler Grant Lockie

visitors look over the mustangs and burros in the corrals
Visitors look over prospective horses for adoption

A man works with mustangs in a corral
BLM wrangler Grant Lockie works a pen of mustang fillies

- David Christy, BLM Central California Public Affairs, 3/1/11

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Last updated: 03-04-2011