This Friday: Sneak Peek of 75 Wild Horses and Burros Available for Adoption

Media Contact
Brittany Jones

BILLINGS, Mont. — Come out to the MetraPark Inner Field, Friday, June 7, 4-7 p.m. for a sneak peak of the 75 wild horses and burros, including two saddle trained horses from Wyoming Honor Farm, that will be available for adoption at the Bureau of Land Management’s adoption event June 8-9.

“We’ve had interest to do an advanced preview of the adoptable animals prior to the auction this weekend,” said Amy Waring Biological Resources and Science Branch Chief. “We are listening and are thrilled to be able to offer this sneak peek for people to come out to see which horse or burro they may be interested in before the official event kicks off on Saturday.”

The adoption will be an auction via competitive bid Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m. – 5p.m. The minimum fee is $125. Horse trainer Mustang Matt will also 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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