BLM to hold wild horse and burro adoption event in Billings, June 8-9

Event Coordinator
Brittany Jones
Event Dates
Event Location

308 6th Ave N
Billings, MT 59101
United States

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Event Description

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Bureau of Land Management Montana/Dakotas will host a Wild Horse and Burro Adoption event and First Touch Gentling Clinic with Mustang Matt, at the MetraPark Inner Field in Billings, June 8-9. 

About 60 untrained wild horses and 15 burros, and two saddle-trained horses from Wyoming Honor Farm will be available for adoption via competitive bid Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m. – 5p.m. The minimum fee is $125.

Horse trainer Mustang Matt will demonstrate first touch gentling techniques during a free clinic Sunday, June 9, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Each of the wild horses and burros available for adoption have been removed from overpopulated herds roaming Western public rangelands. As part of its efforts to find every horse and burro a good home, the BLM offers up to $1,000 to adopt an untrained animal.

The wild horses available at the adoption event hail from:

  • Adobe Town Herd Management Area (Wyoming)
  • Divide Basin HMA (Wyoming)
  • Salt Wells Creek HMA (Wyoming)
  • Diamond Hills HMA (Nevada)
  • Roberts Mountain HMA (Nevada)

And the burros available for adoption hail from:

  • Sinbad Herd Area (Utah)
  • California (Outside Herd Areas)

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