National Wild Horse and Burro Program

Alert: the National Wild Horse and Burro Information Center hotline (866-468-7826) is temporarily unavailable until Tuesday, October 25. Please contact the Information Center by e-mail:

News and Information

Statement on Advisory Board Recommendations Regarding Wild Horses and Burros under BLM Care (9/12/16)

BLM Sets Meeting of National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board for September in Elko, Nevada (8/10/16)

The Bureau of Land Management Seeking Wild Horse and Burro Holding Facility in Central Mississippi (.pdf) (6/14/16)

Wild Horses and Burros on Public Rangelands Now 2.5 Times Greater than 1971 when Protection Law Was Passed (5/11/16)

BLM Extends Deadline for Proposals to Train and Market Wild Horses

BLM Sets Meeting of National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board for April in Redmond, Oregon (3/31/16)

BLM Announces Three Selections for National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (3/28/16)

BLM Seeks Bids for Off-Range Pastures to Care for Wild Horses (3/11/16)

BLM Seeks Experienced Trainers to Train and Market Wild Horses (.pdf) (3/9/16)


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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>> 

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New WHB Infographic: Read about the BLM's work to ensure healthy horses on healthy rangelands.
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America's Mustang Celebration: Join BLM and the Mustang Heritage Foundation in celebrating America's Mustang through adoption events, educational opportunities, and more!



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.

Funding Opportunities - view current funding opportunities with the Wild Horse and Burro Program.



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