News.bytes - BLM CaliforniaNews.bytes Extra - issue 177 - BLM California

Wild horse and burro program rolls into Woodside

The BLM's Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program rolled in to the forested hills of Woodside, Calif during the weekend of Oct. 2-3 for an adoption event co-hosted by the Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County. A total of 15 animals were placed in new homes.

Above: Yearling horses fresh off the trailer check out the adoption facilities at the San Mateo Mounted Patrol Grounds.

Below: Lesley Neuman, a horse trainer from Rescue gets close to a young gelding after demonstrating gentling techniques. Lesley worked with several untrained horses through the two days, showing prospective adopters and horse owners the benefits of using gentling techniques that rely on building bonds of trust between horse and human.

Above: Sara Okumura of Morgan Hill introduces her mustang to adoption visitors. Sara has achieved horse show success in Western and English riding styles on her mustangs.

Below: Two adoption event visitors take time off from soccer to make new friends with BLM mustangs.

News.bytes, issue 177

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