Adopt a BLM wild horse at a pair of Wyoming events in July

CHEYENNE Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management will hold two Wyoming wild horse and burro adoption events in July featuring both untrained and trained horses.

  • July 2, Wheatland Corrals: approximately 30 wild horses will be available at the new off-range corral’s second public adoption. The gates open at 8 a.m. and horses will be adopted on a first come, first served basis with the event scheduled to end at 3 p.m. Load out of horses will begin once all required paperwork is complete. Horses at the Wheatland Facility are untrained. The facility is located at 1005 North Wheatland highway in Wheatland, WY.
     
  • July 31, Cheyenne Frontier Days Wild Horse Adoption: there is no better way to celebrate Wyoming’s western roots then adopting a wild horse at Cheyenne Frontier Days. About 20 gentled or saddle started horses trained by the Mantle Adoption and Training Facility. The July 31 live auction adoption event begins at 9 a.m. with a preview of the horses and the bidding starts at 11:30 a.m.

    Interested adopters will have plenty of time to get to know the horses and burros because trainers from the Mantle Ranch will be holding daily demonstrations from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. every day starting on July 23. Come learn about some of the techniques used by the Mantle family to gentle and train wild horses and burros. Additional information about the Mantle Adoption and Training Facility can be found on BLM’s website at https://www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro/adoptions-and-sales/adoption-centers/mantle-adoption-and-training-facility.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, passed unanimously by Congress and signed into law on Dec. 15, 1971. To mark this anniversary, the BLM is holding a series of events around the country highlighting the value of wild horses and burros as enduring symbols of our national heritage. Learn more at https://www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro/50th-anniversary. 

For more information about the events and locations, visit blm.gov/whb or contact the national information center at 866-468-7826 or wildhorse@blm.gov.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

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BLM Wyoming

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Wyoming State Office

Contacts

Name:
Brad Purdy