Public Viewing at the Canon City Wild Horse Facility
Cañon City houses BLM’s largest wild horse and burro holding facility, and is one of five facilities in the nation with a Wild Horse Inmate Program (WHIP). The WHIP is a cooperative agreement between BLM and the Colorado Department of Corrections, in which select wild horses and burros receive personal and extensive training as part of an inmate rehabilitative program. In addition to providing training services, inmates feed and care for all other wild horses and burros at the facility.
Wild horses from the White River gathers will be taken to this facility after they are gathered from the range. The BLM and the Colorado Department of Corrections will be hosting two public viewing days for those interested in seeing White River wild horses.
The public and media visiting day is scheduled October 27 from 10 a.m to 1 p.m.day.
When making an appointment, visitors must declare if they are bringing any sound or other recording equipment. For security and safety reasons, visitors will be kept in a group and not allowed to wander the premises unescorted. Because this facility is located on a orison campus, additional precautions are needed.
Information needed to schedule a visit:
For more information, please visit the Colorado Corrections web site at: www.doc.state.co.us
|Last updated: 03-20-2014|
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