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Release Date: 07/11/11
Contacts: Serena Baker,    

Wild Burros Available for Adoption at Mustang Versatility Trail Ride Buckle Series

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District and the Green River Chamber of Commerce will be offering four wild burros and 42 yearling wild horses for adoption at the next 2011 Mustang Versatility Trail Ride Buckle Series Saturday, July 16. 

Because of public interest and demand, BLM brought wild burros from California to offer for adoption. Two females called “jennies,” a gelding, and a stud known as a “jack” will each be offered for the standard bid of $125. “I grew up with a couple burros as pets as a child,” says BLM Adoption Coordinator Kathi Fine. “They make great pack animals, good guard animals, and each one has its own unique characteristics. The 3-year-old red jenny burro is very friendly; she comes right up to the fence and wants you to pet her,” states Fine. BLM is also offering 27 fillies, and 15 geldings gathered last fall from the Adobe Town/Salt Wells Herd Management Areas for adoption. 

The 2011 Mustang Versatility Trail Ride Buckle 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, Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility tours, training demonstrations, trail rides, obstacle courses, and timed games. All events are held at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility on Lionkol Road in Rock Springs, Wyo. beginning at 9:00 a.m. 

Members accumulate points towards buckles and awards to be given at the final event Sept. 17. Membership is not required to participate. Non-members are eligible to receive daily prizes. All participants 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. 

Special thanks to our sponsors: PM Auto Glass Inc., Primetime and Shadow Mountain Water of Wyoming Inc. 

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 Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, WY 82901  

Last updated: 07-11-2011