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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wyoming State Office
 
Release Date: 08/19/09
Contacts: Amy Rubino 307-775-6267    

BLM to host Horse Adoption at Wyoming Honor Farm


The Bureau of Land Management, the Wyoming Honor Farm and the Mantle Ranch Training Facility of Wheatland will host an adoption in Riverton, Wyo. on August 28-29, 2009.

A preview and free mini clinic will take place on Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday's preview will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the competitive adoption directly following at 10:30 a.m.

Approximately 30 gentled horses will be available for adoption. The horses have a variety of preparation including halter started, saddle started, and pack saddle started training.

In order to adopt a horse, applicants must be 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and have at least a 400-square foot pen for each horse adopted. A covered horse trailer with a swing gate is required for horse transportation.

Lunch concessions will be available onsite. Dogs, alcohol, firearms, tobacco, and cameras will not be permitted on the premises. 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.

The Wyoming Honor Farm is located one mile north of Riverton. Take US-26 to Honor Farm Road. The Honor Farm is located .4 miles from the highway. For more information call 866-4MUSTANGS.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 08-19-2009