News Release

For Release: June 11, 2008         
Contact:   Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332 or (530) 262-1147

Free Training Demos, Free Delivery Part of Horse Adoption Event

Free horse training demonstrations and the opportunity to have an adopted wild horse or burro delivered at no charge highlight a wild horse and burro adoption event set for Saturday, June 14, at the Bureau of Land Management’s Litchfield Corrals near Susanville.

An outstanding selection of 50 wild horses and burros will be available for adoption at the corrals, 21 miles east of Susanville on Highway 395.  Gates open at 8 a.m. and the adoption continues all day.

The event opens with an hour of silent bidding beginning at 9 a.m.  Animals not taken during bidding will be offered for a $125 adoption fee. Anyone interested can preview the animals from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 13.
The BLM will deliver adopted animals up to 200 miles from Litchfield at no charge.
“We will offer 29 mustangs, including yearling fillies and geldings, and 21 burros of all ages,” said BLM Corral Manager Doug Satica.  “We have a nice selection of color, including pintos and buckskins.”
Adopters and anyone interested in horse training can watch free demonstrations to gain new insight about gentling and training mustangs.  The demonstrations will be held at various times through the day.
All available animals are certified healthy.  The BLM has provided worming treatments and vaccinations for a variety of equine diseases including West Nile virus and rabies. Adopters receive a complete set of health care records.
To qualify, adopters must be at least 18 years old and have no convictions for inhumane treatment of animals.  BLM staff members will interview all prospective adopters to be sure they meet the BLM adoption requirements.


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