BLM California and R3C Saddle-Trained Horse Adoption

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Thank you for your interest in the upcoming online adoption! Please note the event is separate from the national Online Corral Adoption.  We are going to conduct the adoption using Zoom. 

We are excited to offer these horses to you!  Like so many things the pandemic affected, our adoption schedule was altered, but the horses’ training was not!  The offenders continued training the horses despite all that was happening outside the jail property. We consider these horses green.  They will need continued training and work once you take one home. They should have a solid foundation to begin training in your discipline of choice. If you experience a rough spot, please feel free to reach out to JP for help. As with all of our horses, we encourage you to stay in touch with us about their progress. Send us photos, videos, or stories about your journey with your horse.

At R3C, one trainer gentles a horse until it is going under saddle. Once the horse has had 15 to 20 rides, then all the other trainers start riding the horse to build riding skills.  Once they can be easily caught, the horses get turned out in groups in the pasture. They are ridden 5 days per week for about an hour at a time.  They can all be bathed.  They are handled by multiple people daily, including female guards: one tacks up, one rides, one bathes, and one grooms. All these horses are trained to side pass, leg yield, drag logs, and move their shoulders or hindquarters. The horses have been roped off of and have been around cows, unless otherwise noted.  All the horses have crossed a trail bridge and water.  All the horses have been worked with upward and downward transitions. They all load in a stock trailer.  They have had their feet handled.  They have been exposed to lots of activity in the area including gunfire, helicopters, airplanes, explosives, bicycles, and dogs. Remember if you take one of these horses home, please keep them confined until they learn your routine and build trust with you.

How to Bid on Horses

To bid on the horses, you need to fill out an application online and email it to  You can get an application here:  

NOTE:  In order to protect your privacy, please do not fill out the Social Security Number or Driver’s License numbers and email the documents, unless you are comfortable encrypting them.  Amy will reach out to you via phone to get that information.  Upon approval, BLM will email you a link to the Zoom call with more information about the process.  Minimum bids for the horses are $300.

These horses are trained and require five-foot tall fencing.  Be sure to read our adoption requirements at the following:

To learn more about the BLM’s Wild horse and Burro Program visit

The Horses

NOTE: the horses’ heights are approximate.



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Dove 15978067 Devil’s Garden WHT   This 6 year-old gray mare is sweet and has a big engine.  She loves to go and is pretty doing it!  She is a lovely mover.  She is all business and wants a job.  We think she would be a nice performance horse and could do well at speed events.  She is nice on the trail but doesn’t want to meander slowly down the trail taking in all the sights. If you are at least an intermediate rider, this mare will be lots of fun!

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Red Roan Mare 17978093 -Devils Garden WHT  JP says this mare is a “cool little horse.”  She has a good mind on her.  She enjoys working with the cows.  She might do well in sorting, ranch versatility, or trail riding.  She has lovely conformation on her small stature.  She requires a smaller framed person as she is not very large.

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Bella Too 17225294-Buffalo Hills HMA This sweet mare is as they say, chillaxed.  She has easy-going gaits and calm temperament.  We think she would be a great trail horse.  As she is not very tall, she needs a smaller-framed person.  All you folks out there who say you want to change from your 16 hh horse to something that is easier to mount, this mare may be for you.

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Fria 16224981 Triple B HMA  Red roan mare Check out this nice mare! This cutie likes the trails and playing with cows. She is relaxed on the trails, too.  Stay tuned for more updates about her training progress.

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Repoe 13633088 Pine Nut Mtns HMA  Red roan gelding   This is a cool little dude! He is loaded with personality—he has a sense of humor and makes the guys laugh.  He is small but mighty.  We think he would be a great trail horse for a smaller-framed person.

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Mylo 15375796 Delamar Mtns HMA Mylo is a calm, cool riding horse.  He is pretty soft, not too reactive, and quiet. Some of the beginners are riding him.  His trainer is very fond of him. We think he would be a nice horse for trails or showing.  He is not lazy but prefers a quiet time. If you are looking for a quiet animal with good looks, check out Mylo.

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Cora  17978083 Devils Garden WHTCalm lovely mare. She is sweet and lovable. Some of the beginners ride her.  While she is not build for speed, endurance, or jumping events, but she would love to take you on a relaxing trail ride.  Due to her build, we think she would be great “weekend warrior” trail horse.

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Quick Links


Next online auction:

Date: October 28
When: 6:00 – 8:00 pm Pacific Standard Time (we may be finished earlier but wanted to ensure we provided enough time)
Where: Zoom. 
What: Up to 10 saddle started horses
Pick up: November 6 at R3C 12500 Bruceville Road Elk Grove, CA
Applications:  You can fill out an online adoption application at and email it to 

For your safety, please do not include your Social Security number or Driver License number on the application.  Amy will call you to get sensitive information that should not be sent via email.  If you have any questions about the application, please call Amy.

For more information about the adoption or if you have an approved adoption application on file, call Amy at 916-978-4678 or email

For more information about the application please contact Amy at 916-978-4678 or at

For more information about the horses, call JP at 559-667-5467 or email

NOTE: Please check back to this site for updates.