National Wild Horse and Burro Program

News and Information

Nominations Open for Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (8/14/15)

BLM Sets Meeting of National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board for September 2-3 in Oklahoma City (8/3/15)

BLM is Seeking Information on Wild Horse Shooting (7/20/15)

BLM Announces New Research to Curb Population Growth and Improve Health of Wild Horse and Burro Herds (7/7/15) 

Reno Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Center to Temporarily Close Saturday, June 20 (6/16/15)

BLM Extends Deadline for Bids for New Off-Range Pastures to Care for Wild Horses (5/5/15)

BLM Announces Three Selections for National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (4/10/15)

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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.


Adoption Program

Adoption Schedule

America's Mustang Celebration

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Facility Adoptions

How to Adopt

Internet Adoptions


Myths and Facts

Removal Schedule

Request for Information: Trainer Ambassador Program

Quick Facts


Rangeland and Herd Management

Science and Research

Advisory Board

Adoption and Sales Programs

News and Information

Get Involved

History and Facts

Quick Facts

Social Media




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Eastern States
New Mexico