U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    September 10, 2004
CONTACT: Kirsten Cannon   Phone: (702) 515-5057


Wild Horse Adoption Slated for October 10


Las Vegas - On Sunday, October 10, beginning at 8 a.m., the Bureau of Land Management will offer 33 horses at its annual Wild Horse and Burro Adoption at Henderson Saddle Association (6490 Weisner Way.)

Horses available for adoption include five saddle trained horses, five halter trained horses, five weanlings and 18 untrained horses.

The National Wild Horse Association will showcase previously adopted animals at their annual Wild Horse Show on October 9 and 10. The show will start at 8 a.m. and will also take place at Henderson Saddle Association.  Free pre-adoption clinics are offered for adopters and those interested in learning training techniques.


The October 10 adoption will require $125 minimum bid. Funds above $125 bids on the highest bid saddle horse will be donated to the National Wild Horse Association.  Potential adopters must have a minimum 400 square foot six foot high. Fences for the untrained horses
are to be six foot high and constructed of pipe or wood with at least two-sided shelter with a roof. Saddle-trained and halter-trained horses require fences at least five feet high. Adopters must not have been convicted of animal cruelty and title to the animal remains with the government for a year. An adopter must be at least 18 years old, and the animal must remain in the United States until title passes to the individual.


All animals available for adoption are healthy, have initial vaccines and come with health care records.  To learn more about adopting a wild horse, please call 702-515-5000. To learn more about clinics, the show or to volunteer, please call the National Wild Horse Association at 702-452-5853.


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