An Act Of Congress
"Congress finds and declares that wild free-roaming horses and burros are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West; (and) that they contribute to the diversity of life forms within the Nation and enrich the lives of the American people ..."
(Public Law 92-195, December 15, 1971)

Palomino Pinto Stud

Internet Adoption Program:

Online Adoption Gallery How to Adopt From the Internet Requirements Log into Adoption System
Phone: 1-800-370-3936

National WHB Adoption Program:

National WHB Web Page National Adoption Schedule BLM WHB Directory BLM Holding Facililties Herd Management Area Descriptions

Mailing Address:


The March Internet Adoption Has Ended

The March Internet Adoption has ended.  Please view the high bids online.

For those that won a bid, please e-mail to confirm your bid.  Please include your bidder ID, first/last name, and where you would like to pick up and if you are sending a hauler.  Also let us know if you are passing on any animals.  If you bid on a sale eligible animal, please let us know if you plan to purchase or adopt the animal(s).         Reminder that the Eastern pick up locations are Ewing, IL (by appt)Lumberton, NC (April 21); Lorton, VA (April 21); Lima, OH (May 5); Jacksonville, FL (May 19); Marshfield, WI (June 16); Springdale, AR (June 23); Lexington, KY (July 5); and Annville, PA (July 14).  

If you were approved to bid, and did not receive a winning bid, then please e-mail me at to let me know which animal you would like and where you would like to pick up.  Request you let me know by Friday, March 23, by 11am.

This will make it easier to have a record of your confirmation and we can reply back our receipt.  Thank you for understanding.

Due to the incredible number of applications and bids, on these terrific horses, it may take longer to reply back to everyone who are e-mailing to accept their bids.  Please be patient, every person will receive a reply. 

The April Internet Adoption will start on April 18.  Applications are open April 12-28.  Bidding is April 18 - May 2.  ** Applications will close at 11am Mountain time, Friday, April 28.**    Animals in the gallery will be from TBD and start posting the week of April 3.

Optional Eastern pick ups are Ewing, IL (by appt); Marshfield, WI; Springdale, AR (June23); Lexington, KY (July 5); Annville, OA (July 14); and Cassopolis, MI (August 18).. 

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Paper Applications for In Person Adoption/Purchase

If you are adopting or purchasing an animal, from the Internet Adoption, please complete the on-line Internet Adoption Application.

For all in-person adoptions, the paper application can be down loaded on-line at:

Download application and instructions (PDF) (301KB)

To find out more about the sale authority program, go to:

To download the application, to purchase a wild horse or burro:


How to Read a Freezemark & Signalment Key

Click on "read more" to see how to decode a freezemark and signalment key.


Pick up in Ewing, IL and at Satellite Adoptions

Pick up in Ewing, IL and at Satellite Adoptions

This is the new procedure for picking up in Ewing, IL and for Satellite Adoptions:

If you are picking up at a satellite adoption, you can only make a change, to the pick up location, once. 

In Ewing, IL, you will have a maximum of 30 days to pick up your animal(s) once you are notified that they have arrived.  If they are not picked up within 30 days, you will be charged $5 per day, for each day thereafter.  If your animal(s) are not picked up within 45 days of their arrival in Ewing, IL, they will be released back into the adoption program, and your deposit will be forfeited.


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