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April 27, 2006
Contact: Reesa Tatro 307-856-9578 ext.235
Ashley Colgan 307-775-6103

Wyoming Honor Farm Wild Horse Adoption Upcoming

The Wyoming Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm will host a wild horse adoption on May 12 and 13 in Riverton, Wyo.

The adoption will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 13 with a lunch concession available. The gates will open at 7:30 a.m. for previewing the horses. The adoption will offer 60-65 horses in a variety of colors and four burros. All the horses have been haltered, led, trailered and have had their feet handled. Approximately 40 horses have been saddled and/or ridden.

On Friday, May 12, Mike Buchanan, the wild horse supervisor at the Honor Farm, will demonstrate a free clinic on “Connecting the Mind” the Honor Farm’s Level System used to train the horses. The clinic runs from 1-4 p.m. and is open to the public. A preview of the horses will be open after the demonstration with coffee and sodas available in the afternoon.

A German film-maker and his camera person will be on-site from May 1 through May 13 to film a documentary on the wild horses and the program. The film-maker will also visit a past horse adopter.

Please remember, no firearms, alcohol, drugs or dogs are allowed at any time. A horse trailer must be at least a four-horse trailer with a swing gate and covered top.

Wild horses are also available for adoption by appointment through the BLM Rock Springs Corrals and the Mantle Ranch.

For further information, call 1-866-4-MUSTANGS or visit http://doc.state.wy.us/prisons/horse_adoption.asp or  http://www.wy.blm.gov/wildhorses/index.htm


Last updated: 03-03-2007