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September 10, 2007

Contact: Cindy Ferguson 307-856-9578
Cindy Wertz 307-775-6014

Wyoming Honor Farm Wild Horse Adoption Upcoming

The Wyoming Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm will host a wild horse adoption on Sept. 21 and 22 in Riverton, Wyo.

The adoption will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 with a lunch concession available. The gates will open at 7:30 a.m. for previewing the horses. The adoption will offer 40 horses in a variety of colors and three burros. All the horses have been haltered, led, trailered and have had their feet handled. All horses have been through the "gentling program" which ranges from halter-training to saddle-training. Approximately 21 horses to be offered have been saddled and/or ridden.

On Friday, Sept. 21, the Honor Farm will host a free clinic to discuss the Honor Farm's gentling program, horse handling and trailer loading. The clinic runs from 1-3:30 p.m. and is open to the public. A preview of the horses will be open after the demonstration and will conclude at 4 p.m.

Please remember, no firearms, alcohol, drugs or dogs are allowed at any time. All cell phones, cameras, video equipment and tobacco products must be locked in one's vehicle but CANNOT be on person while on site. A horse trailer must be at least a four-horse trailer with a swing gate and covered top.

Wild horses are also available for adoption by appointment through the BLM Rock Springs Corrals and the Mantle Ranch.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses.html

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