U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Mustangs and burros greet Fair visitors
Visitors to the Nevada County Fair in Grass Valley this year got a first-hand look at mustangs, burros and their trainers. (text continues below)
Volunteers for the Bureau of Land Management, with some assistance by BLM staff, gave demonstrations and staffed a booth to provide information on the wild horse and burro adoption program.
Volunteers showed horses and a burro they have trained to the public and answered questions at demonstrations Wednesday and Thursday. They also staffed an information booth for the duration of the fair.
In the next adoption, wild horses, burros and mules, including some halter trained mustangs, will be available for adoption when the Bureau of Land Management's Wild Horse and Burro adoption program comes to Napa Mustang Days Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16-18, in Napa.
The BLM adoption event will feature about 20 young mares, geldings, fillies and colts, 10 jack and jenny burros and two mules. Several horses have been trained to halter by BLM volunteers.
More information is available at www.napamustangdays.com. Details on the BLM's Wild Horse and Burro program, including adoption requirements, are available at www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov, or by calling 866-4MUSTANGS.
- David Christy, BLM Central California District public affairs, 9/1/11
|Last updated: 09-08-2011|