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Carson City District
Release Date: 03/12/13
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-885-6107 ,
News Release No. CCDO 2013-028

BLM to Hold Adoption for Gathered Horses

Adoption to be Held at Silver Saddle Ranch in Carson City

Carson City, Nev. – On March 23, 2013, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District Office will hold an adoption for several wild horses recently gathered on the outskirts of Carson City, Nevada. Currently eight wild horses including a mare and foal pair will be available. The silent bid adoption will be held at Silver Saddle Ranch (northeast side of the Prison Hill Recreation Area and west of the Carson River along Carson River Road. Main entrance is off of Carson River Road). The event will start with a viewing of the available horses from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., then the bidding to be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The horses will be available for adoption with starting minimum bid of $125.00. Individual bid sheets will be available for each horse, and the bidding will last one hour. The highest bidder for each individual horse will be the successful adopter.

Although pre-approval to adopt is optional, it is recommended. Any individual applying to adopt more than four wild horses or a group of individuals requesting to maintain more than four untitled wild horses at a single location must be pre-approved. A link to the application can be found at

For more information contact John Axtell at 775-885-6146 or visit Photos of the wild horses can be seen at BLM Nevada’s Flickr site at: and videos are located at BLM Nevada’s YouTube site at:

Note: Two mares recently foaled. To avoid unnecessary stress, these pairs will not be transported to Silver Saddle Ranch the day of the adoption.  Pictures will be available and bids accepted at the adoption for the pairs.  However, the pairs will remain at the correctional center until the foals are old enough to be freeze marked.

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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Last updated: 03-26-2013