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Wild Horse and Burro

Idaho Wild Horse Adoptions


Check Out the BLM’s Wild Horse Adoption and Competition at the Madison County Fair and the Western Idaho Fair! August 14–16, 2014

Rexburg, Idaho
8/14, 2:00 p.m. Watch 4-H youth compete in a yearling In-Hand Trail Class
8/15 View untrained animals available for adoption (1–3 year-olds)
8/16, 2:30–3:30 p.m. Adopt trained and untrained animals by competitive bid
Gentling demonstrations by Mario Johnson


Don’t Miss the Trained Yearlings/Weanlings Up for Adoption at the Western Idaho Fair!August 22–24, 2014 

Boise, Idaho
8/22, 7:00 p.m. Watch 4-H youth compete in a yearling/weanling In-Hand Trail Class
8/22–8/23 View 4-H-trained animals available for adoption
8/24 Adopt trained animals by competitive bid, 12:00–3:00 p.m.


**Wild horses and burros are also available for adoption by appointment at the Boise BLM Wild Horse corrals. Adoption fees begin at $75 for the first horse and $25 for a second horse. To make an appointment, please contact Steve Leonard, Boise BLM wild horse and burro specialist, at 208-384-3300.


Please visit the BLM National Wild Horse and Burro website for adoptions in neighboring states.  Online adoptions are also available.

Check out the beautiful horses available for adoption below! Some horses are gentled and halter trained, while others are familiar with humans. There are also some cute, smart burros available!

"I have beautiful color and a lovely mane."

"I am very curious and have wonderful color and composition."
"I am one of the cutest burros around!"
"I am halter trained and gentled! I will make a wonderful saddle horse!"
"We are already curious about humans and will approach them.
We will make wonderful saddle horses!"
"I have beautiful color!"



**BLM suggests using stock trailers with side-swinging gates. Stock trailers with center dividers are acceptable, however, multiple dividers must be removed before horses can be transported in the trailer. The BLM will not allow adopted horses to be transported in two-horse trailers or loaded into trailers that have loading ramps.

Thinking about adopting a wild horse?  Visit our Adoption Requirements page, so you can learn how to prepare and care for your future mustang companion.  

Check out these Proud Adopters who love their mustangs!

horses at a wild horse adoption 4H members




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Trainer Incentive Program

Not ready to train a mustang on your own?  Ready to train a mustang for adoption? Look into the Mustang Heritage Foundation's Trainer Incentive Program.