BLM hosting open house at wild horse and burro facility Nov. 8 – 9 in Florence, Ariz.

Flyer - Florence Wild Horse and Burro Open House November 8- 9 , 2019

PHOENIX - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hosting an open house at the Florence Prison Wild Horse and Burro Training and Holding Facility located at 17989 E. Butte Ave. in Florence. The event planned for November 8 – 9, 2019, will include an opportunity for the public to tour portions of the facility, learn more about the BLM’s wild horse and burro program and its partnership with Arizona Department of Corrections. The BLM is also seeking good homes for the wild horses and burros at this facility. There will be an opportunity for adoptions and purchases on Saturday, Nov. 9.

The event will run from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Saturday, untrained animals will be available on a first come, first served basis, and an auction for trained animals will be held at 11 a.m.

The Florence Inmate Training Program, a collaboration between the BLM and the Arizona Department of Corrections, will conduct demonstrations during the open house with wild horses and burros which they have trained for functional use.

To qualify to adopt/purchase, you must be 18 years of age, have approved facilities to keep the animal(s), and proper transportation home for the animal(s) from the event site. BLM staff will load each animal, with the new owner’s halter and lead rope, into a BLM-approved trailer provided by the adopter.

Through the new Adoption Incentive Program (AIP) qualified adopters are eligible to receive $500 within 60 days of the adoption date and an additional $500 within 60 days of titling for each animal, which normally occurs one year from the adoption date. ALL UNTRAINED sale-eligible animals are now $25. ALL TRAINED animals, whether adopted or purchased, are a minimum of $325 for trained burros and $825 for trained horses. The incentive is available for all untrained wild horses and burros that are eligible for adoption at BLM facilities, off-site events or on the agency’s Online Corral website.

The BLM offers wild horses and burros gathered from public lands in the West to qualified individuals who must demonstrate humane care for the animal. Wild horses are known for their sure-footedness, strength, intelligence and endurance. With kindness and patience, these animals can be trained for many uses. All animals available have been examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated, de-wormed, and have a current negative Coggins test.

For more information and adoption/purchase qualifications, call the BLM at 1-866-4MUSTANGS (1-866-468-7826) or 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.

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Dolores Garcia, Public Affairs Specialist, Arizona State Office