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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wyoming State Office
 
Release Date: 07/20/11
Contacts: Cindy Wertz    
  (307) 775-6014    

Two Wild Horses Available for Adoption at Cheyenne Frontier Days


The Wyoming Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be offering for adoption two gray yearlings by silent bid at Cheyenne Frontier Days July 22- 30.

Wild horse #6518 available for silent bid.
Wild horse #6598 available for silent bid.
The yearlings will be available for viewing from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily in a corral across from the General Land Office at Wild Horse Gulch on the east side of the Cheyenne Frontier Days fair grounds. Silent bidding will end at noon on Saturday, July 30, and the horses will go to the highest bidders.

The two fillies were gathered last fall from the Salt Wells Herd Management Area in southwest Wyoming. They're both gentled and have had some training from the Steve Mantle Training Facility for the past two months.

To qualify as a bidder, the adopter must be 18 years of age or older, have no prior violations of adoption regulations, and have no convictions of inhumane treatment of animals. Adoption applications will be available and approved on site. Applications are available on BLM’s website: www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/wy/programs/wildhorses.Par.5701.File.dat/4710-10.pdf

The adopter must also be able to provide a corral fence of at least 400 square feet by 5 feet high and provide shelter that is adequate for the climate conditions prevalent in the area. Auction winners can pick up the horses directly from Frontier Park or can make arrangements for transportation after the event.

For further information, call 1-866-4-MUSTANGS (1-866-468-7826) or visit: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses.html

Note to editors: If you would like to interview specialists, please contact Cindy Wertz at 307-775-6014.



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: 07-20-2011