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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lander Field Office
 
Release Date: 01/15/13
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

Riverton Area Wild Horses to be Featured at Rock Springs Adoption


Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming’s first wild horse adoption of the year will be held at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility (RSWHHF) January 25-26. The adoption will feature horses that were gathered in November from the North Lander Wild Horse Herd Management Area Complex east of Riverton.

On Friday, Jan. 25 from noon-3 p.m., potential adopters will be able to preview wild horses available at the RSWHHF, ask questions of BLM specialists and fill out the adoption application. Adoption requirements and applications are available on-line at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/adopt.html.

On Saturday, Jan. 26, the adoption begins at 8 a.m., showcasing untrained weanlings, geldings and mares from the North Lander Complex. All horses will be available on a first come, first serve basis for the standard adoption fee of $125.

"A lot of nice quality, young wild horses came from the North Lander Complex during the November gather,” said BLM Wild Horse Specialist Scott Fluer. “I encourage people to adopt these trainable young animals and then attend Wyoming Mustang Days in Douglas this August to show off their newly adopted wild horses."

The RSWHHF has been temporarily closed since October so that all horses received from the North Lander Complex could be evaluated by a veterinarian, dewormed, Coggins tested and given their booster shots.

For more information about the facility, contact Kathi Fine at 307-352-0292. To learn more about BLM Wyoming’s wild horse program, visit www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses.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: 01-15-2013