The BLM gathers and removes wild horses and burros from public lands to protect the health of the animals and health of our nation’s public rangelands. In some locations, the BLM also uses birth control to slow the growth of wild horse herds. Absent management and natural predators, wild horse herds can double in just 4-5 years and quickly outgrow the ability of the land to support them.
Last update: August 30, 2021
All dates and times are tentative. For the most current information, contact the BLM.
Find past annual management actions and other program data by visiting the Program Data.
Find Gathers by State
Browse our state pages for information about current and past wild horse and burro gathers and removals.