Date: July 20, 2006
Contacts: Kristen Lenhardt
Cheyenne school helps BLM name wild horses
Sasha and Jazmine are winning names given to two wild horses thanks to some local students.
The students of the Laura E. Mason School in Cheyenne, Wyo. recently assisted Wyoming’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wild horse program name two wild horses eligible for adoption at Cheyenne Frontier Days, July 22-29.
The students, along with their teacher, Melody Antonson, visited the Steve Mantle Ranch in Wheatland, Wyo. in May to learn about the BLM wild horse program and gentling techniques used in training wild horses. After an educational day at the ranch, Alan Shepherd, BLM wild horse program lead, asked the students to help him name two wild horse yearling fillies.
Shepherd assigned the students a specific horse to name and they came up with a list of options. BLM employees selected the final names for each horse.
The blue roan pinto filly became Sasha and the sorrel pinto filly became Jazmine. Sasha and Jazmine will be on display in a corral across from the General Land Office at Wild Horse Gulch during Cheyenne Frontier Days.
For more information or to view photos of the horses, please visit www.wy.blm.gov/wildhorses, or call Alan Shepherd at 307-775-6097.
-BLM-Note to editors: If you would like photos or to interview specialists, please contact Kristen Lenhardt at 307-775-6103.