Florence Wild Horse and Burro Training and Off-Range Corral

The Arizona Wild Horse and Burro Training and Holding Facility opened in May 2013. The facility is a partnership between the BLM and Arizona Correctional Industries, through Arizona Department of Corrections.  The facility has a capacity of 1,000 wild horses and burros. Wild horses and burros are moved from the holding area to be gentled and trained by inmates to enhance adoptability.

The holding center, is situated across from the prison complex about a mile from the intersection of Butte Avenue and Arizona Route 79 (Pinal Parkway) in Florence. You can view the facility from the parking area and can visit within the fenced area by appointment and during special adoption events held throughout the year.

Learn about adoption and sale events.

Upcoming Placement Events and Opportunities

Check back soon for your next chance to give a good home to a wild horse or burro.

Current Facility Status: Closed to the Public

The Bureau of Land Management in cooperation with the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry offers wild horse and burro adoptions and sales from the Wild Horse and Burro Training and Holding facility located in Florence, Arizona.

As always, BLM staff and the inmates participating in the Wild Horse and Burro Inmate Training Program continue to provide care for the wild horses and burros at the facility.

For more information, please email Facility Program Manager, John Hall, at JAHall@blm.gov 



Florence Wild Horse and Burro Off-Range Corral and Training Facility

17989 E. Butte Avenue
Florence, AZ 85132-9221

At the junction of Butte Avenue and Sweetwater Road.

Closed to the public.

Policies for visitors on site.

Program Partners

Arizona Correctional Industries (ACI)

Arizona Correctional Industries (ACI) is a division of the Arizona Department of Corrections - Rehabilitation and Reentry program (ADCRR). 

Adoption and Sale


Contact Us


Email us at: BLM_AZ_WHB_Appt@blm.gov

For program information: John Hall, JAHall@blm.gov

For media inquiries or opportunities: Dolores Garcia, DAGarcia@blm.gov