Adopt a wild horse online from the Wyoming Honor Farm

LANDER, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management will hold an online wild horse adoption event April 27–May 4, 2021, featuring approximately 35 wild horses gentled by inmate trainers at the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton, Wyoming. The horses are saddle-started and halter-started, and come from herd management areas throughout Wyoming. 

The adoption will be coordinated through the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Online Corral at https://wildhorsesonline.blm.gov/. Animals adopted will be available for pickup from Cheyenne, Riverton and Rock Springs, Wyoming. 

"The Honor Farm trainers have worked hard with these horses to get them ready for adoption," said Scott Fluer, BLM program specialist for the Wyoming Honor Farm. “Now is the time to take one home and continue training it to become an excellent pleasure, show or work horse.” 

Prior to the adoption, complete your online application, browse the individual animal profiles, and learn more about the rules and requirements for adopting a wild horse at https://wildhorsesonline.blm.gov/. Bids start at $125. 

For 33 years, the Honor Farm has shared the BLM’s commitment to place excess wild horses and burros into private care in order to maintain healthy animals on healthy, productive public rangelands. The program is a win-win situation for all involved. Inmates who are released after working in this program have a greater chance to succeed in the outside world; adoptions help the BLM manage wild horse populations on public lands; and finally, adopters find good horses and horses find good homes. 

To learn more about the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program and adopting a Wyoming wild horse, 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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Bureau of Land Management

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Lander Field Office

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