BLM Arizona COVID-19 Facility Updates
Effective November 19, 2020, BLM public rooms in Arizona are open for business via phone and email only. Click here to keep up to date on all changes to facilities and services in Arizona in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
View the alert: BLM Arizona COVID-19 Facility Updates

inmates dressed in orange lead horses inside a green fenced corral

Florence Wild Horse and Burro Training and Off-Range Corral

The Arizona Wild Horse and Burro Trainng 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. Untrained wild horses and burros are available for adoption every Friday at the holding facility. The holding facility is on prison property; please park outside and come into the office.

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

Facility Status

 

Procedure for inmate-trained animals

Due to high interest, the Bureau of Land Management is adjusting operations for animal private placement and care from the Florence Wild Horse and Burro Training and Holding Facility.  

To allow all interested applicants an equal opportunity, it is necessary for the BLM to offer available inmate trained animals and select untrained animals on our Online Corral (OLC) through a bidding process. The event will take place November 3-10, 2020. Photos and videos of available animals will be posted in the event and any questions must be submitted through the OLC. 

We encourage you to visit the OLC website wildhorseonline.blm.gov to get familiar with the process and submit your online application for approval as soon as possible if you wish to participate. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate through an unprecedented situation. 

 

Procedure for untrained animals

The Bureau of Land Management in cooperation with the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry will resume wild horse and burro adoptions and sales from the Wild Horse and Burro Training and Holding facility located in Florence, AZ, starting October 26, 2020. These private placement operations for untrained animals will be limited to appointment only with a pre-approved application for placement.

For more information, please email us at BLM_AZ_WHB_Appt@blm.gov

Applications are available by visiting the Adoption and Sales page. Completed applications should be sent to BLM_AZ_WHB_Appt@blm.gov.

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. 

Location

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

17989 E. Butte Ave.
Florence, AZ 85132-9221

At the junction of Butte Avenue and Sweetwater Road

Contact Us

Questions?

Email us at: BLM_AZ_WHB_Appt@blm.gov