BLM Colorado offers six yearling wild horses for adoption at Rocky Mountain Horse Expo.

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4655 N Humboldt St
Denver, CO 80216
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Lakewood, Colo. -  The Bureau of Land Management will host a wild horse and burro placement event on March 15-17, 2024, offering six wild horse yearlings gathered from western rangelands, at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo. The event will take place at the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. Denver, Colorado. The yearlings will be eligible for adoption to individuals who are eligible and can provide good homes.

“We thank our partners at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo and Equus Film Festival for making this adoption possible,” said Alan Bittner, BLM Colorado Resources Deputy State Director, “Don’t miss your opportunity to provide a good home to one of America’s Living Legends.”

Viewing opportunities will be available on Friday, March 15, and Saturday March 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. MST. The silent bid will take place on Sunday the 17. This event is free and open to the public. Adopters must be at least 18 years old and able to verify the animal’s access to food, water, and adequate shelter. Animals that are adopted must be transported from the event site in an approved trailer.

Equus Film Festival and Rocky Mountain Horse Expo volunteers will work with the yearlings for three days providing training prior to the adoption. These horses will not be eligible for the Adoption Incentive Program (AIP), as they have received training.

BLM staff will be onsite to provide more information and assist with the short application process.

To qualify:   

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old with no record of animal abuse.  
  • Homes must have a minimum of 400 square feet of corral space per animal, with access to food, water, and shelter. 
  • Corral fence must meet height requirements:  
    • Adult horses - 6 feet   
    • Yearlings - 5 feet  
  • Trailers must be stock type, covered, with swing gates and sturdy walls/floors.

To learn more about BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro program, visit