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. 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.
Upcoming Placement Events and Opportunities
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Florence, Arizona, on Friday, December 8, 2023, at the Florence Prison Complex
Those interested in bringing home an animal can save time and pre-apply for adoptions/sales utilizing the BLM Online Corral.
Untrained animals are first come, first served.
Event time: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Gate opens: 8:30 a.m.
- Training demo: 9 a.m.
- Auction for trained animals: Starts after training demo
Directions to the Florence Prison Complex: One mile east on Butte Avenue from the intersection of AZ 79 and Butte Avenue.
Note: All visitors must abide by Florence Prison Complex rules.
Cost: Some animals available at this event have been trained/gentled by ACI Trainers and a training fee is applied in addition to the BLM Adoption fee.
- Untrained animals are $125
- Trained horses start at $1,000
- Trained burros start at $500
Current Facility Status: By Appointment Only
The Bureau of Land Management in cooperation with the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry will be offering 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.