Adoption Results
October 2014 Saddle-Trained Wild Horse & Burro Adoption

The BLM and the Nevada Department of Corrections on October 18, hosted the forth of four annual saddle-trained horse adoption events at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City, Nevada.

Fifteen wild horses and one wild burro, gathered from herd management areas within administered public lands in Nevada and California were saddle-trained for four months by inmate trainers in the Northern Nevada Correctional Center program, and offered during a spirited competitive bid adoption. Successful bidders paid a total of $25,550 for the animals.

All of the 15 offered horses and one burro were adopted after starting bids of $150. The event’s top bid of $4,650 went for a four year old gelding named “California Gold.” The average bidding price for each horse was $1,596. “Boss” the burro, sold for 2,700.

The next saddle-trained horse adoption and competitive auction event will be held at Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City, on February 21, 2015.

Horse adoption bid results

Western States Wild Horse & Burro Expo
August 2, 2014 Adoption

The BLM hosted the third of four annual saddle-trained horse adoption events at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Gardnerville, Nev. All of the 10 offered horses and one burro were adopted. The event’s top bid of $2,000 went for a six-year-old gelding named “Dusty Road.” The average bidding price for each horse was $1,097.50. Successful bidders paid a total of $11,450 for the animals.

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.

August 2, 2014 Adoption Results from the Western States Wild Horse & Burro Expo


Nothern Nevada Correctional Center
May 31, 2014 Adoption

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.

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.


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