Rock Springs wild horse holding facility reopening with winter adoption event


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ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. - The Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility will reopen with a wild horse adoption event on Jan. 5-6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The adoption will include approximately 60 female horses of various ages, which were recently gathered in the Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek and Great Divide Basin herd management areas. The event is in keeping with the BLM’s commitment to finding good homes for healthy wild horses.

"The facility has a lot of wild horses available for adoption and we invite anyone interested in an alert, loyal, surefooted and hardy animal to come and see what we have to offer,” states BLM Adoption Coordinator Kathi Fine. “Once you see these wild horses, you can’t help but fall in love with them.”

The offered horses will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for the base adoption fee of $125. Any person wishing to adopt a wild horse must fill out an application, be able to conform to BLM’s minimum adoption requirements and have their application approved by the BLM. BLM specialists will be on hand to answer questions and assist with the adoption applications.

To reach the holding facility from I-80, take Elk Street Exit 104 and go north one mile, turn right onto Lionkol Road and follow for a half-mile.

To learn more about BLM Wyoming’s wild horse adoption program or the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility, visit

For additional information, please contact: BLM Wild Horse Adoption Coordinator Kathi Fine at 307-352-0292.

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.