Head out to the wild horse and burro event in Ft. Worth, Texas
NORMAN, Okla.—The Bureau of Land Management will hold a wild horse and burro sale event in Ft. Worth, Texas, Sept. 7-8, at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, where 35 wild horses and burros will be featured. The event will take place from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sept. 7, and 8 a.m. - noon on Sept. 8. Animals will be eligible for direct purchase to a good home. Inquire with BLM staff onsite for more information.
Trained animals will be available as part of the Extreme Mustang Makeover, and may be purchased by competitive bid beginning at noon on Saturday. The top 10 finalists may be purchased by competitive bid after the event Saturday night.
The horses offered at the event are adult and yearling horses and burros that once roamed free on public lands in the West. The BLM periodically removes excess animals from the range in order to maintain healthy herds, and to protect other rangeland resources. The adoption and sale program is essential for achieving these important management goals. Since 1973, the BLM has placed more than 235,000 of these animals in approved homes across the country.
Purchasers should provide adequate feed, care and an enclosed area, such as a corral, barn, stall, etc. The facility may also be a pasture that is suitable for maintaining animals.
The Will Rogers Center is located at 3400 Burnett Tandy Drive, Ft. Worth, Texas. For more information, call 866-468-7826 or visit www.blm.gov.
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.