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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lander Field Office
 
Release Date: 08/15/14
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

BLM and Wyoming Honor Farm to Host Wild Horse Adoption


The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm will host a wild horse adoption on September 6 in Riverton, Wyo. Potential adopters may preview the horses on September 5.

The BLM and the Honor Farm have worked cooperatively since 1988 to train and adopt wild horses. “Our partnership with the Honor Farm is a win-win situation for all involved,” says BLM Wild Horse Specialist Scott Fluer. “Adoptions help the BLM manage wild horse populations on public lands; the Honor Farm wild horse program contributes to inmate rehabilitation success; and finally, adopters find good horses and horses find good homes.”

On Friday, Sept. 5, from 1-3:30 p.m., the Honor Farm will host a preview of the horses that will be available for adoption the next day.

On Saturday, Sept. 6, the gates will open at 7:30 a.m., with the competitive bidding beginning at 10:30 a.m. All halter and saddle-started horses offered for adoption have been trailered and have had their feet handled. Applications for adoption will be accepted on both Friday and Saturday. A covered four-horse trailer with a swing gate is required to adopt.

Lunch concessions will be available at the adoption. The Honor Farm is located one mile north of Riverton. Take US-26 to Honor Farm Road.

For more information, visit http://blm.gov/hvld or call 866-4MUSTANGS (866-468-7826). For more information about the Honor Farm, visit http://corrections.wy.gov/institutions/whf/index.html.

Please remember that firearms, alcohol, drugs and dogs are not allowed onsite at any time. Cell phones, cameras, video equipment and tobacco products must be kept locked in one's vehicle while onsite. In order to maintain a positive environment for visitors, the Honor Farm requires adherence to a reasonable clothing standard—shorts and form-fitting clothing are prohibited.



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: 08-15-2014