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Adoption Results


May 31, 2014

Approximately 200 people attended the second of three annual saddle-trained horse adoption events held at the Nothern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC) in Carson City, Nevada on May 31, 2014.

Following a spirited competitive bid adoption, all of the 16 horses offered were adopted and as well as one burro. Bids started at $150 and the event’s top bid of $2,800 went for a four-year-old chestnut gelding named “Sunset.” The average bidding price for each horse was $1,105 and the total for all the animals was $18,800. The horses were gathered from herd management areas on public lands in Nevada, California and Utah and were saddle-trained for four months by inmate trainers in the NNCC program.

The successful bidders officially adopted their new horse or burro, and must show diligent care of each animal for a year before they can apply to the BLM to receive a title of ownership. Since 1973, the BLM has placed more than 230,000 horses and burros into private ownership through the adoption program.

The next saddle-trained horse adoption and competitive auction will be on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Minden, Nevada.


Ares

Ares - $400


Cotton

Cotton - $650


Jager

Jager - $450


Maynard

Maynard - $500


O.J.

O.J. - $2,300


Sunset

Sunset - $2,800


Blackjack

Blackjack - $550


Devil's Cut

Devil's Cut - $800


Jasper

Jasper - $1,650


Murphy

Murphy - $600


Shogun

Shogun - $950


Taz

Taz - $850


Constantine

Constantine - $1,400


HQ

HQ - $600


Kodak

Kodak - $850


Noble (Steed)

Noble (Steed) - $950


Snip

Snip - $2,500


 
Last updated: 06-04-2014