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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Cody Field Office
 
Release Date: 03/29/10
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

Photos of Adoptable Wild Horses Now Available


Photos of the horses that will be available during the upcoming Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wild horse adoption in Powell, Wyo., are now available on the internet. The slide shows feature horses gentled by the Mantle Ranch and the Wyoming Honor Farm and can be viewed at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/McPeak.html.

The wild horse demonstration and adoption will be held April 9-10 at the Northwest College Agriculture Pavillion in Powell, Wyo. The BLM will offer approximately 30 wild horses from the McCullough Peaks and Fifteenmile Herd Management Areas in a wide variety of colors and in various stages of training.

The Mantle Ranch of Wheatland, Wyo. will present free training demonstrations on Friday, April 9, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Gentling techniques used in training wild horses will be discussed and demonstrated, followed by a question and answer session. The horses available for adoption can also be previewed during this time.

On Saturday, April 10, viewing and adoption registration begin at 7:30 a.m. and competitive bidding begins at 10:30 a.m. The minimum bid for each horse is $125. Adopters must be qualified and applications will be accepted at the adoption.

The Northwest College Agriculture Pavillion is located at 719 Road 9 in Powell. For more information, please call Tricia Hatle at 307-578-5900 or call 866-4MUSTANGS. Horses are also available year round by appointment through the BLM Rock Springs Corrals and the Mantle Ranch (www.mantleswildhorses.com).

Note to media: Full-size images suitable for print can be downloaded at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/McPeak.html.



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: 03-29-2010