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High Desert District
Release Date: 08/03/11
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Third Event in Mustang Versatility Trail Ride Buckle Series Slated

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District and the Green River Chamber of Commerce will host the third event of the 2011 Mustang Versatility Trail Ride Buckle Series on Aug. 13 in Rock Springs, Wyo. 

 Two burros, a jenny and a gelding, are available for adoption. Seven mustangs started in the gentling process, as well as 42 yearlings, will be on site for viewing and adoption. 

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Checkers, a black, saddle-started mare, is one of the horses BLM wranglers have been working with.

“We’ve had a good start with her,” BLM Wrangler Kyle Sammons says of the tall 3-year-old. “She just needs a good home and someone to spend time with her.” 

Sammons says Checkers knows her basic ground skills and is willing to learn. 

The series showcases mustangs, but is open to all breeds of horses, and riders of all ages and skill levels. Each event features wild horse and burro adoptions, tours of the holding facility, training demonstrations, trail rides, and an obstacle course. All events are held at 9:00 a.m. at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility at the end of Lionkol Road in Rock Springs. 

Members accumulate points towards buckles and awards to be given at the final event Sept. 17, but membership is not required to participate. All participants are eligible to receive daily prizes. Riders under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit: or contact adoption coordinator Kathi Fine, 307-352-0292, or Deb Sundberg, 307-389-6353.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

High Desert District   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, WY 82901  

Last updated: 08-03-2011