Wild Horse and Burro Program

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Bring Home a Wild Horse or Burro

Wild Horse and Burro Program logoThe Bureau of Land Management manages and protects our nation’s wild horses and burros on 26.9 million acres of public lands across ten western states.

The goal of the Wild Horse and Burro Program is to preserve healthy wild horses and burros on thriving public rangelands.

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Find the latest featured wild horse and burro news below.

Horses standing on pasture. Status of Off-Range Corral in Scott City, KS

In March 2014, BLM was informed that an Off-Range Pasture (ORP) contractor in Kansas would not renew the existing five-year contract, requiring relocation of 1,893 animals by June 1, 2014. Read more


Board members at a table. BLM Announces Call for Nominations To Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

Nominations are for a term of three years and are needed to represent the following categories of interest: public interest (equine behavior), wild horse and burro research, and natural resource management. Read more


Sorrel string of running horses.

Statement on Advisory Board Recommendations Regarding Wild Horses and Burros under BLM Care 

The BLM is committed to having healthy horses on healthy rangelands.  Read more 


A group of horses running

Wild Horses and Burros on Public Rangelands Now 2.5 Times Greater than 1971 when Protection Law Was Passed

As of March 1, 2016, more than 67,000 wild horses and burros are roaming Western public rangelands – a 15 percent increase over the estimated 2015 population. Read more.


Find upcoming wild horse and burro adoption events below.

Four horses in a pen.November 4-5: Unadilla, Georgia

Wild horses will be available to adopt for $125.  Read more. 




Man with horse and ribbon.November 12: Heber City, Utah

Adoption will coincide with Sage Creek Equestrian's Impact of the Horse 2016.  Read more. 



Carrie and her horse, Frazier. November 18-19: Navasota, Texas

The adoption event will take place at the Grimes County Expo Center.  Read more. 

Inhumane Treatment

If you observe or have factual information that a federally protected wild horse or wild burro has been treated inhumanely or sold to slaughter, please contact the BLM at wildhorse@blm.gov or at 866-468-7826 with your name, contact information, and specific information about what you saw or know. If possible, please include the freeze mark and/or photos.