Adoptions and Sales
The BLM works to place excess animals into private care through its Adoption and Sales Programs as well as successful partnerships with organizations across the nation. Many have found it personally challenging and rewarding to adopt or purchase a wild horse or burro. It is a chance to care for, and then own, a part of America’s heritage.
The BLM has placed nearly 290,000 wild horses and burros into private care since 1971. Many of those animals have become excellent pleasure, show, or work horses.
Learn more about:
- Adoption Program
- Sale Program
- How to adopt or purchase a wild horse or burro
- Adoption Incentive Program
- Wild horse and burro adoption and sale events
- Off-range corral adoption and purchase locations
- Visiting and adopting or purchasing from a public off-range pasture
- Frequently asked questions