Upcoming wild horse adoption events to be held in Boise and Blackfoot

BOISE, Idaho — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hosting wild horse adoption events in Boise and Blackfoot in August and September. Both events will offer 4-H handled wild horse yearlings for adoption.  

Since 2009, the BLM Idaho Wild Horse and Burro Program, in concert with the University of Idaho 4-H Extension Program, has successfully paired youth with young wild horses for gentling and training. Nearly 400 wild horses have been adopted into good homes, 600 4-H members have developed wild horse handling skills and more than $65,000 has been raised for Idaho 4-H Clubs. 

Wild horses and burros available for adoption have been removed from overpopulated herds roaming western public rangelands. A BLM-approved application, which may be completed at the event, is required to adopt.

Following are the upcoming opportunities available to adopt a 4-H handled young wild horse in Idaho:

Western Idaho Fairgrounds
5610 Glenwood, Boise, ID 83714

Aug. 26

  • 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Meet the Mustangs in the Draft Horse Barn
  • 6 – 7:30 p.m. 4-H handled wild horse yearlings to compete in trail challenge

Aug. 27

  • 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Meet the Mustangs in the Draft Horse Barn

Aug. 28

  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet the Mustangs in the Draft Horse Barn
  • 1 – 2 p.m. Two 4-H handled wild horse yearlings available for adoption by competitive bid.

 

Eastern Idaho Fairgrounds
97 Park Street, Blackfoot, ID 83221
 

Sept. 2

  • 11 a.m. 4-H handled wild horse yearlings to compete in trail challenge in the infield east of the arena

  • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Meet the Mustangs in the Goat Pavilion

 

Sept. 3

  • 11:30 a.m. – noon in the Grandstands

As many as eight 4-H handled wild horse yearlings available for adoption by competitive bid.


For more information about the events and locations, visit blm.gov/whb or contact the national information center at 866-468-7826 or wildhorse@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.

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Bureau of Land Management

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Boise District Office

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