National Wild Horse and Burro Program

Report Inhumane Treatment

If you observe or have factual information that a federally protected wild horse or wild burro has been treated inhumanely or sold to slaughter, please contact the BLM at or at 866-4MUSTANGS (866-468-7826) with your name, contact information, and specific information about what you saw or know about.  If possible, please include the freezemark.  Federally protected horses and burros have a freezemark, which can be viewed here .

BLM Extends Bid Solicitations for Pasture and Corral Space

The BLM has extended the bid solicitation for long-term pasture facilities (West) until September 12, 2014. To obtain the solicitation, go to and search for solicitation reference number L14PS00777. The BLM is soliciting bids for facilities located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington excluding west of the Cascade Mountain Range in Oregon and Washington.

The bid solicitation for short-term corral facilities (East) has been extended until September 8, 2014. To obtain the solicitation, go to and search for solicitation reference number L14PS00793. The BLM is soliciting bids for facilities located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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About the Program

A horse on the rangeThe BLM protects and manages wild horses and burros under the authority of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 to ensure that healthy herds thrive on healthy rangelands.  Learn more about the program following this link, or click here to go to the feedback page.

The Story of America's Wild Horses and Burros

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Student Documentary Describes Debate on Mustangs

"Free to Roam? The Mustang Debate" is a new YouTube video that describes the debate over wild horses and burros.  While the debate has resulted in many articles and videos, what's unusual about this video is that the producer is a 12-year-old student -- Brigit Brown of Moriarty, New Mexico. Learn more>> 

WH&B PVC Public Workshop/Shade Update: PVC:  Click this link for more information.


BLM Library - historical items of interest. 

Wild Horses and Burros Junior Explorer Activity Book - activities for kids.

Wild Horse and Burro Story 1971-2011 - an interactive timeline and homework helper.

B-Roll - Wild Horse and Burro stock footage without audio.

- Wild Horse and Burro Program. Includes animals on range.

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- answers to questions based on phone calls and emails from the public.

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