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Wild Horses and Burros

Wild Horses and Burros

Animal Adoption is through periodically scheduled Adoption Events around the State of Utah, however, a certain number of horses are available for immediate adoption by contacting Chad Hunter at 435-865-3088.

Looking to adopt? 

Learn more about the Adoption Process or read more on National Wild Horse and Burro News. 

View Horses now available for adoption.

Viewing Wild Horses in their Element

There are 10 herds managed by the Cedar City Field Office in Southern Utah.
 
How to Enjoy a Safe and Productive Viewing Experience
  • Look in open areas.  Scan reseeding projects and prescribed burns where forage is plentiful.
  • Look for wild horses from high elevations.  Mountain Home Peak provides an excellent vantage point to look for wild horses.
  • Adapt your viewing strategy to the time of year you visit.  Horses migrate to higher elevations during the warm summer months.  In late fall and spring they can be found on the benches of Hamlin and Pine Valleys.
  • Take binoculars.  Wild horses are naturally wary and best viewed at a distance.  When approached they will spook and run for cover.
Special Travel Considerations
Take along a good map.  Detailed topographic maps provide the best information about roads and topographic features in this area.  The extensive road system in this area can be difficult to decipher unless you have a good map and the ability to navigate with it.
Four-wheel drive and high clearance vehicles are recommended.  Seasonal rains and snow will make the roads in the management area muddy, slick, rutted, and impassable.
Come prepared.  Make certain that you and your vehicle are properly equipped for a back country adventure.  Adequate gasoline, extra water, tools to make repairs, a first aid kit, and make sure someone at home knows where you are going and when you are expected back are just a few of the basic precautions you should take whenever traveling in a remote area.

EVENTS

Adoptions and Gathers

The wild horse adoption this November features 20 head of one year old fillies and colts.