U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 229
Nice day for an adoption - wild horses and burros
Wild horse and burro enthusiasts enjoyed a sunny spring day in the high desert of eastern Lassen County, when they traveled to the Bureau of Land Management's Litchfield Corrals for a one-day adoption event held Saturday, April 29. A total of 13 animals -- six horses and seven burros -- found new homes.
Below, a young adopter visitor makes friend with a young horse as it enjoys a snack of hay.
Training demonstrations for horses and burros were an important part of the afternoon in which visitors learned more about the BLM adoption.
Below, burro adopter Dave Freeman traveled more than 100 miles from his home to conduct burro training sessions. Here, he shows use of a confined area as a way to get a burro used to the human touch. While burro training was ongoing, volunteer Edona Miller was showing gentling techniques, working with mustangs from the adoption pens, second photo below:
Burros were a highlight for many adopters and there were plenty from which to choose, including a fuzzy-faced youngster and look-alike greys.
BLM California News.bytes, issue 229
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