September 3, 2008
Contact: Cindy Ferguson, Field Public Information Officer, Wyoming Honor Farm, (307) 856-9578
Cindy Wertz, Public Affairs Officer, BLM, (307) 775-6014
The Wyoming Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Wild Horse Adoption on September 19 and 20 in RivertonThe Wyoming Honor Farm and the Bureau of Land Management will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Honor Farm's Wild Horse Program Sept. 20, 2008. Special activities will take place in addition to the clinic and adoption on Sept. 19 and 20.
On Friday, Sept. 19, the Wyoming Honor Farm will host a free clinic to discuss the Honor Farm’s gentling program. The clinic runs from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is open to the public. After the demonstration there will be an Ice Cream Social and a preview of the horses with the day’s events concluding at 4:00 p.m.
On Saturday, Sept. 20, the gates will open at 7:30 a.m. for previewing the horses. Free coffee and homemade cinnamon rolls will be available during the preview. There will be gate prizes and raffle opportunities. BLM and Wyoming Department of Corrections representatives will be available to answer questions regarding the BLM and Wyoming Honor Farm Wild Horse Program. The adoption will begin at noon. This is later than at previous adoptions. A lunch concession will be available.
The adoption will offer 30 horses in a variety of colors along with three burros. All horses have been haltered, led, trailered and have had their feet handled; and have been through the "gentling program" which starts with halter training and proceeds to saddle-training.
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 while on site. 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 undue amounts of flesh is prohibited. The wearing of shorts is not allowed on site.
A horse trailer must be at least a four-horse trailer with a swing gate and covered.
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 www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses
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