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 .

News and Information

Second Call for Nominations for Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

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

BLM and Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center Announce Wild Horse Training Partnership  

BLM Statement Regarding Decision of Utah Department of Corrections

Nominations Open for Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

BLM Investigates Wild Horse Deaths at Kansas Corral 

BLM Seeks Bids for New Long-Term Pastures and Short-Term Facilities to Care for Off-Range Wild Horses

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

Worsening Drought Impacts Western Rangeland on Public Lands 

BLM Welcomes National Academy of Sciences Research Committee’s Report on Wild Horse and Burro Management Program

BLM's First Wild Horse Ecosanctuary is Open and Offering Tours This Summer

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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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.

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

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