Excess wild horses removed from the Jackson Mountains Herd Management Area will be offered for adoption to qualified people through the BLM’s Adopt a Wild Horse or Burro Program. Potential adopters must have the proper facilities and financial means to care for an adopted animal, and we always hope that they have experience working with a wild horse or burro, which will help ensure the gentling process.
During the first year, the government retains title to the animal(s), and will conduct compliance checks throughout the year in an effort to ensure as much as possible that the animal is properly being cared for and has gone to a good home. At the end of the first year, if the adopter has complied with all the adoption stipulations and has properly cared for their mustang or burro for one year, he or she is eligible to receive title, or ownership, from the Federal government.
The BLM has placed nearly 225,000 wild horses and burros into private care since the adoption program began in 1971.
To apply to adopt a wild horse or burro on-line, please go to the BLM's adoption website at www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/whbprogram/adoption_program.html.
If you are interested in adopting directly from one of the BLM's holding facilities, please visit the agency's facilities page at www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/whbprogram/adoption_program/facility.html
For more information about the BLM’s Adopt-A-Horse or Burro program, please visit www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/whbprogram.html, or you may call 1-800-4Mustangs with any questions about the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program.