U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Through wind and rain…
Neither howling wind nor driving rain could keep the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program from offering animals for adoption in Red Bluff on Saturday, March 31. The program brought 18 animals to the Tehama County Fairgrounds, and despite stormy weather, adopters provided new homes for five mustangs and a burro.
Wranglers from the BLM Litchfield Corrals worked with nine of the animals prior to the event, ensuring they could be handled, haltered and led.
The adoption event was held in conjunction with the annual Back Country Horsemen of California State Rendezvous, which brings together equestrian and packing enthusiasts from across the state. The BLM Redding Field Office seized on the opportunity to share information about riding opportunities on northstate public lands.
BLM-California's next wild horse and burro adoption event is Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, at the Santa Clara County Horsemen's Association Arena in San Jose. Mustangs and burros are available for adoption year-round at the BLM corrals in Litchfield and Ridgecrest.