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High Plains District Office
Release Date: 06/07/11
Contacts: Lesley Collins    

BLM and Mantle Ranch to Host Wild Horse Adoption

The Bureau of Land Management and the Mantle Wild Horse Adoption and Training Center will host a wild horse adoption June 25 in Wheatland, Wyo.

Adoption applications will be accepted beginning at 8 a.m. Approximately 10 saddle-started wild horses will be available for viewing from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Each horse will be ridden to demonstrate its ability and level of training.

The competitive bid adoption will begin at 1:30 p.m. The minimum bid for a horse is $125.

To adopt a horse, an applicant must be 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and have at least a 400-square-foot pen for each horse adopted. A covered horse trailer with a swing gate is required for horse transportation.

The Mantle Wild Horse Adoption and Training Center is located at 615 South Antelope Creek Road. From exit 68, turn south on Antelope Creek Road. Proceed 6.5 miles to the ranch. For more information, contact Mantle Ranch at 307-322-5799 or visit You may also call 866-4MUSTANGS or visit

The BLM is aware of the recent outbreak of neurologic disease caused by the equine herpes virus (EHV-1) in the Western United States. The Bureau has been working with state and federal animal health officials to help protect the health and well-being of wild horses and burros on the range, along with those in BLM holding facilities. No BLM-managed wild horses or burros on the range or at BLM facilities, including adoption facilities are known to have been exposed or affected by the neurologic EHV-1 outbreak at this time.

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 Plains District Office   2987 Prospector Dr.      Casper, WY      82604  

Last updated: 06-08-2011