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April 30, 2009

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 May 8-9, 2009, in Riverton, Wyo.

The adoption will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 9. The gates will open at 7:30 a.m. for previewing the horses. The competitive bid adoption will offer approximately 12 saddle-started horses, 20 halter-started horses and two burros.

On Friday, May 8, the Honor Farm will offer a free clinic to discuss the gentling program. The clinic will feature demonstrations focusing on catching a horse, advance and retreat, picking up feet and beginning to ride. The clinic runs from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Afterwards, the public will have the opportunity to preview the horses. The day's events will conclude at 4 p.m.

Please remember, no firearms, alcohol, drugs or dogs are allowed onsite at any time. All cell phones, cameras, video equipment, and tobacco products must be kept locked in one's vehicle while onsite. 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. Wearing shorts is prohibited.

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.html 

  
The BLM manages more land - 258 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western States, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.

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