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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wyoming State Office
 
Release Date: 08/07/14
Contacts: Christian Venhuizen    
  307-775-6103    

Wyoming Mustang Days adoption showcases wild horses


Twenty gentled Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wild horses, including 10 halter-started yearlings, will be available for adoption during Mustang Days, at the Wyoming State Fair, in Douglas, Wyo., Aug. 12-16.

Mustang Days combines a wild horse and burro adoption with a competition for previous adopters and trainers to showcase their wild horses.

Halter-started yearlings will be available for viewing and silent bid adoption at the BLM booth from Aug. 12-15. Silent bids close at 6 p.m. daily, with the horse going to the highest bidder that day.

Those yearlings not adopted by 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 15, will join the 10 saddle-started horses for adoption by verbal competitive bid, Saturday, Aug. 16, from 4:30-5 p.m. BLM adoption qualifications, an application form and other adoption information can be found at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses.html.

The competition portion of Mustang Days, which is free and open to the public, begins Aug. 15, at 8:30 a.m., with the Mustang Days All Wild Horse Show. Classes include halter, lead line, team sorting, trail and western cow handling. Participants may register the day of the competition at the BLM booth. The complete agenda and the entry form are available at http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/StateFair.html. The entry deadline was extended from Aug. 1, as originally posted on the entry form.

Events on Aug. 16 start at 2 p.m. with the Trainer Showcase, including saddle-started wild horses from the Wyoming Honor Farm and the Mantle Wild Horse Training and Adoption Facility. Those showcase horses will be available for adoption by verbal competitive bid, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Photos of the horses available for adoption, will be posted to BLM Wyoming’s Mustang Days web page at http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/StateFair.html, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 12. The horses will also be featured on the BLM Wyoming Facebook page.

For more information about Mustang Days, contact BLM Wild Horse specialist Scott Fluer at 307-332-8413.



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: 08-07-2014