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Sales Program

Wild horses and burros more than 10 years old – as well as younger animals that have been offered for adoption at least three times – are eligible for sale.  Purchasing a wild horse or burro means that ownership of the animal passes immediately from the federal government to the buyer. (Note: It has been and remains the policy of the BLM not to sell or send any wild horses or burros to slaughter.)  Proceeds from the sales of wild horses and burros are used for the BLM's wild horse and burro adoption program, as directed by Congress. 

If interested in purchasing a wild horse or burro for long-term care, please complete the Application for Adoption/Sale of Wild Horses and Burros and send it to wildhorse@blm.gov or fax to 202-912-7182. The application can be found in the Important Documents section. 

Once an application has been approved, the purchaser will receive a bill of sale. Download sample bill of sale; please review the clauses in the bill of sale.  If you have questions regarding the sales program, please e-mail wildhorse@blm.gov.

View our list of Frequently Asked Questions about adopting or purchasing a wild horse or burro.