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High Plains District Office
Release Date: 06/06/12
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

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 23 in Wheatland, Wyo.

Adoption applications will be accepted beginning at 8 a.m. Approximately 10 saddle-started and halter trained wild horses will be available for viewing from 8 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.

“I have seen this year’s selection of horses myself and they are exceptional! They will make wonderful trail horses or could definitely move on into about any discipline of riding that an adopter may want to take them,” noted Wyoming Wild Horse and Burro Program Lead, June Wendlandt.

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 .

“Our training program is acceptance, consistency, humility, patience, and continued education. We welcome visitors with an appointment, and are happy to show what we do and why! We want you to adopt, and have a positive adoption, so that the colt that you adopt ultimately ends up in a positive environment,” noted Steve Mantle. “Feel free to give us a call or email with any questions.”

You may also call 866-4MUSTANGS or visit .

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.

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Last updated: 06-06-2012