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Date: August 3, 2006
Contact: Kristen Lenhardt

BLM Wild Horse Adoption Upcoming at Wyoming State Fair

The Wyoming Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Steve Mantle Ranch are hosting a wild horse training clinic and adoption on Aug. 17-19 at the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas, Wyo.

BLM will be offering approximately 38 wild horses and three burros, in a wide variety of colors including some pintos. About six to eight horses have been gentled and have been through various stages of training while the remainders have not received any prior training.

On Thursday and Friday, Aug. 17-18, viewing begins at 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and the verbal competitive bid adoption begins Saturday, Aug. 19 at 1:30 p.m. The minimum bid for each animal is $125. Adopters must be qualified and applications will be accepted at the adoption.

On Thursday, Aug. 17, trainers from the Steve Mantle Ranch of Wheatland, Wyo. will hold a “Back on Track” free horse clinic from 10:30 a.m. –7 p.m. Participation in the free clinic is available to past adopters by appointment only. Along with the clinic, training demonstrations will be offered on Friday from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Question and answer sessions will follow the demonstrations.

For further information, call 1-866-4-MUSTANGS or visit http://www.wy.blm.gov/wildhorses/


Last updated: 03-03-2007