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Facility: Palomino Valley, NV


Palomino Valley National Adoption Center

The National Wild Horse and Burro Center at Palomino Valley (PVC) is the largest BLM preparation and adoption facility in the country and serves as the primary preparation center for Wild Horses and Burros gathered from the public lands in Nevada and other near-by states. Nevada is home to more than 50 percent of the Nation's Wild Horses and Burros with approximately 83 Herd Management Areas (HMA's) throughout the state.

Adoption Details

The majority of animals at PVC are available for adoption 6 days a week. To schedule an appointment to adopt a Wild Horse or Burro at PVC, please call 775-475-2222. Appointments for adopting are limited to a maximum of one hour. The majority of animals are available for adoption, however, some are not due to the time involved in the preparation process. If you have questions about our adoption requirements, click here to go to our Adoption page

Woudl you like to make $500.00 gentling a burro? Give PVC a call about the PLATERO PROJECT.

For more information about the Trainer Incentive Program (TIP) please contact the Mustang Heritage Foundation at (512) 869-3225 or

Facility hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

First Saturday of the month 8:00 a.m. to 2:00p.m.

The facility is closed all federal holidays.


The facility is located approximately 20 miles north of Reno/Sparks, Nevada. From Interstate 80, take Exit 18 (Pyramid Way/State Road 445.) PVC is north about 20 miles to Ironwood Road. Turn east on Ironwood to reach the facility. 


Horse Number 2356
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Sex: Mare Age: 6 Years   Height (in hands): 13.2

Necktag #: 2356   Date Captured: 09/25/10

Freezemark: 10612356   Signalment Key: HF1AAAAAJ

Color: Red Roan   Captured: Stone Cabin HMA, Nevada

Horse Number 2416
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Sex: Mare Age: 6 Years   Height (in hands): 14

Necktag #: 2416   Date Captured: 09/25/10

Freezemark: 10612416   Signalment Key: HF1ADAABB

Color: Bay   Captured: Stone Cabin HMA, Nevada

Horse Number 2762
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Sex: Gelding Age: 8 Years   Height (in hands): 14.2

Necktag #: 2762   Date Captured: 11/15/15

Freezemark: 08622762   Signalment Key: HG1AEAEIB

Color: Bay   Captured: Beatys Butte (OR)

Horse Number 2881
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Sex: Gelding Age: 9 Years   Height (in hands): 14.3

Necktag #: 2881   Date Captured: 11/16/15

Freezemark: 07622881   Signalment Key: HG1AAADAB

Color: Bay   Captured: Beatys Butte (OR)

Horse Number 5195
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Sex: Mare Age: 5 Years   Height (in hands): 14.2

Necktag #: 5195   Date Captured: 04/01/11

Freezemark: 11615195   Signalment Key: HF1AEAAHI

Color: Strawberry Roan   Captured: Born in a Holding Facility

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