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Indian Lakes Road Short-Term Holding Facility

Indian Lakes Road Facility Horses

The Indian Lakes Road Short-Term Holding Facility is located at 5676 Indian Lakes Road, Fallon, and is privately owned and operated. About a one and one-half hour drive from Reno, the facility is the BLM's newest contracted short-term holding facility, and provides care for up to 2,850 excess wild horses that are removed during gathers. The facility encompasses 320 acres and contains 36 large holding pens that are 70,000 square feet per pen and can hold approximately 100 horses safely per pen. The horses are fed an abundance of feed tailored to their needs each day, and a veterinarian routinely inspects the horses and provides necessary medical care. Once preparation for adoption is completed, and the animals have fully transitioned to a diet of domestic feed, they are ready for shipment to adoption venues and may be available to the public for adoption through the BLM’s Adopt-A-Horse or Burro Program.


Two consecutive public tours of the facility are available Friday, October 19; the first is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and the second is 1:30-3:30 p.m. The tours can each accommodate up to 15 people and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The public can sign up to attend and get driving directions to the facility by calling the BLM at (775) 475-2222. The BLM plans to hold periodic public tours in the future as well. Check back on this page for more details. 

What to Know Before You Go
  • The tour will start promptly, so be at the facility a few minutes early or the wagon may leave and we cannot come back to pick you up.
  • Bring comfortable shoes and clothes. Hats and sunscreen recommended.
  • Bring your own water.
  • Cameras and video cameras welcome.
  • There will be sani huts available for use.
  • Visitors will NOT be able to walk around the facility by themselves on foot. They must travel with the group in the wagon.

What if I want to attend both tours in one day?
If a visitor wants to attend both 2 hour tours on a given day, they can sign up to attend the first one at 11 a.m. (space permitting) and then their name will be placed on a waiting list for the second tour of the day at 1:30 p.m. If the 15 slots do not all fill up for the second tour, then those on the waiting list will be allowed to be on the second tour again, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can I sign up for the October tours right now? 
Yes, sign-ups are available right now by calling (775) 475-2222.

Photos of the facility | Press release on public tours

Last updated: 04-08-2013