Wild horses running on a plain. Words read: Tales from the Trails. Your "mane" source for wild horse and burro stories

Media: Wild Horse and Burro Blog

The Tales from the Trails blog pulls together wild horse and burro stories from across the Bureau of Land Management. These are stories about our work to manage and protect wild horse and burro herds on public lands, how animals are cared for in our off-range holding facilities and where they end up after they've been adopted to a good home. 

With kindness and patience, a wild horse or burro may be trained for many uses.  Wild horses have become champions in dressage, jumping, barrel racing, endurance riding, and pleasure riding, while burros excel in driving, packing, riding, guarding, and serving as companion animals.  Both wild horses and wild burros are known for their sure-footedness, strength, intelligence, and endurance. Contact the BLM or visit an event or facility near you to learn more about how you can bring home your own wild horse or burro. 

Send us your story!

If you're a proud partner to a wild horse or burro, we want to hear from you! Tell us about your trek "from wild to mild," a competition you won, or just tell us about why you're proud of your wild horse or burro.

Send your written stories and photos to wildhorse@blm.gov with the subject line MY WILD HORSE (or BURRO) STORY. For best results, stories should include your and your horse or burro's name, location (state) and at least one good photograph of the animal, you with the animal, or some other acitvity you'd like to convey. Please include at least one photograph depicting the freeze mark. Stories should be 300-500 words in length.

My Wild Burro Story: Alicia and Nestor

Gathered as yearling in Arizona's Cibola-Trigo herd management area on September 2010, B61AAAAAR, now known as Nestor, was not readily adopted. For the next seven years, Nestor lived in holding pens in Arizona and Colorado. One day his luck finally changed when a Colorado TIP trainer named Nicki Creasey selected him for her Burro Base Camp program.

Top 6 things to know about wild horse off-range pastures

Off-range pastures are an important part of wild horse management and are BLM’s answer for unadopted and unsold horses – but what, exactly, are they? Here are the top 6 things you should know about BLM’s wild horse off-range pastures.

New application makes it even easier to bring home a wild horse or burro

Bringing home a wild horse or burro just got a little easier!

The BLM works to save wild horses and burros from thirst as overpopulated herds struggle to find enough water

As the summer dry season tightens its grip across the West, many wild horses and burros on public lands are finding it increasingly difficult to locate fresh water and forage.

My Wild Horse Story: Jen and Angelo

By Jen Sullivan, Virginia

BEST $25 EVER SPENT!! The mustang who turned out to be PRICELESS!