BLM celebrates ribbon cutting ceremony and successful adoption at new wild horse Wheatland Off-Range Corral


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

High Plains District Office

Media Contact:

David Mosley

CASPER, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management held a two-day adoption event and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the newly opened Wheatland Off-Range Corral last Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, the owners of the facility and BLM personnel held a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony. At the time of the ceremony, the facility was supporting just under 500 horses and burros, with the facility being able to care for up to 3,500 horses once it is fully completed later this summer.

On Saturday, 19 horses and five burros found new homes as part of the first adoption event at the Wheatland Off-Range Corrals. The BLM plans to hold monthly adoptions on the first Friday of each month. For information about the facility and upcoming adoptions, please visit:

If you missed the Wheatland Off-Range Corral adoption event, the BLM is hosting an adoption event at the Deerwood Ranch in Laramie, Wyo. on June 12, featuring 19 wild horses and five burros. A full list of adoption events is available online at:

For information about the Wild Horse and Burro Program visit:


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.