BLM California News.bytes 
News.bytes Extra, issue 535

Volunteers Show Off What Mustangs Can Do at Western States Horse Expo

BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program volunteers came out to the Western States Horse Expo last weekend in Sacramento to show off their mustangs. Wild horses from public land in California, Nevada and Wyoming were featured in three demonstrations throughout the weekend. Trainers and adopters showed how trainable these hearty animals are. BLM staff and volunteers also staffed a booth at the Expo to provide information about the program and upcoming opportunities to adopt a wild horse or burro in California.

people discuss horses at a display booth
Michelle DeCamp, volunteer and trainer, and Amy Dumas, BLM Wild Horse and Burro program lead, staff the booth at the Expo.

one woman has her horse "sit" while another rides by
Madeleine LeClerc and Wildcat show off how quickly a mustang can get trained, and Michelle DeCamp rides Ruby, a horse from the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area in the Eagle Lake Field Office near Susanville, Calif.

a woman rides her horse
Michelle DeCamp and Ruby. Ruby was adopted by Mike and Nancy Warrick Kerson from the Twin Peaks HMA in northeast California.

a woman rides her horse
Volunteer and adopter Willow Newcomb and her mustang Amazing Grace in the demonstration ring at the Western States Horse Expo.

- Erin Curtis, Media Relations and Public Affairs, BLM California State Office (June 13, 2012)

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