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Release Date: 09/15/09
Contacts: Mary Apple 406-896-5258    

Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Adoption September 26

The BLM will offer 57 Pryor Mountain wild horses for adoption on Saturday, September 26. The adoption will be held at the Britton Springs corrals north of Lovell, Wyo. The facility will also be open on all day Friday, Sept. 25, for horse viewing and registration. 

The adoption includes 24 males and 33 females, including three mare-foal pairs. The horses range in age from 0-22 years. 

The gates will open both days at 8 a.m. The oral competitive bid adoption will begin at noon on Sept. 26. The minimum bid for each animal is $125. The starting bid for pairs is $250. Successful bidders will be able to load their horse(s) as soon as the adoption concludes. 

Ken McNabb will offer training clinics at 1 and 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, and again at 9 a.m. on Saturday. McNabb is a professional horse trainer, instructor, and clinician from Clark, Wyo., and also hosts a show on RFD television.

For more information on how to adopt or to receive an application, contact Nancy Bjelland, BLM adoption coordinator, at (406) 896-5222.

Sept. 26 has been designated as National Wild Horse Adoption Day by wild horse advocacy groups and the Humane Society of the United States, and the BLM is participating in the effort. The groups’ goal is to have 1,000 wild horses adopted on that day.

For information on qualifications for adopters, visit More information on National Wild Horse Adoption Day can be found at 

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

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