National Wild Horse and Burro Program

News and Information


BLM Announces Three Selections for National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

BLM Sets Meeting of National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board for April 22-23 in Columbus, Ohio

BLM wild horse and burro adoption center extends hours, now open Saturdays

BLM to Host Public Tour of Fallon Wild Horse and Burro Facility

BLM Seeks Bids for New Off-Range Pastures to Care for Wild Horses

BLM Approves Third Privately Operated Ecosanctuary for Off-range Wild Horses

BLM and Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center Announce Wild Horse Training Partnership  

BLM Statement Regarding Decision of Utah Department of Corrections

BLM Investigates Wild Horse Deaths at Kansas Corral 

BLM Strengthens WH&B Policies to Ensure Humane Treatment of Animals, Greater Transparency    

BLM Issues New Policy Regarding Conditions on Wild Horse and Burro Sales       

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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. If possible, please include the freezemark. Federally protected horses and burros have a freezemark, which can be viewed here

About the Program

The 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, including BLM's wild horse and burro instruction memoranda.

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.

- Search for wild horses or burros. Includes animals on the range.

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

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