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May 2, 2008

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   Cindy Ferguson 307-856-9578
   Sheri Morris 307-775-6050

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 May 16th and 17th in Riverton, Wyo.

The adoption will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 17th with a lunch concession available. The gates will open at 7:30 a.m. for previewing the horses. The adoption will offer approximately 30 horses in a variety of colors. 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-started. Approximately 21 horses to be offered have been saddle-started. Following the main adoption 7 Mare/Foal pairs will be made available for adoption.

On Friday, May 16th, 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 1:00 p.m.-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 4:00 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 kept locked in one's vehicle while on the facility. In order to maintain a positive environment for visitors, a reasonable clothing standard must be adhered to. Clothing that is unduly suggestive, form fitting, or exposes an undue amount of flesh is prohibited.

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

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