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Release Date: 03/09/10
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith 307-347-5207    

Adopt a McCullough Peaks Wild Horse!

The opportunity to adopt a wild horse from the McCullough Peaks Herd Management Area (HMA) is just around the corner. A wild horse demonstration and adoption, hosted by the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management (BLM), will be held April 9-10 at the Northwest College Agriculture Pavillion in Powell, Wyo.

Two of last year's foals from the McCullough Peaks HMA that will be available for adoption.
The BLM will offer approximately 30 wild horses in a wide variety of colors and in various stages of training by the Wyoming Honor Farm and the Mantle Ranch. In addition to McCullough Peaks horses, a few horses from the Fifteenmile HMA near Worland, Wyo. will also be available.

The Mantle Ranch in Wheatland, Wyo. will present free training demonstrations on Friday, April 9, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Gentling techniques used in training wild horses will be discussed and demonstrated, followed by a question and answer session. The horses available for adoption can also be previewed during this time.

On Saturday, April 10, viewing and adoption registration begin at 7:30 a.m. and competitive bidding begins at 10:30 a.m. The minimum bid for each horse is $125. Adopters must be qualified and applications will be accepted at the adoption.

"Our goal is to have each of these horses adopted into a caring home," said Cody Field Office Wild Horse Specialist Tricia Hatle. "Potential adopters will be impressed by the combination of size, conformation, coat colors and patterns, and excellent physical condition of the McCullough Peaks and Fifteenmile wild horses. It has made them a draw for adopters over the years."

The Northwest College Agriculture Pavillion is located at 719 Road 9 in Powell. To learn more about the upcoming adoption, please visit or call 866-4MUSTANGS. Horses are also available year round by appointment through the BLM Rock Springs Corrals and the Mantle Ranch (

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The BLM manages more land - 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.

Cody Field Office   1002 Blackburn Avenue      Cody, WY 82414  

Last updated: 03-09-2010