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High Plains District Office
Release Date: 06/27/12
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    
  (307) 261-7603    

Wild Horses Find Homes at BLM and Mantle Ranch Wild Horse Adoption

The Bureau of Land Management and the Mantle Wild Horse Training Facility in Wheatland, Wyo., held a successful adoption last weekend.

The Mantle Wild Horse Training Facility offered 12 saddle-started horses during the event. Seven horses were adopted and the high bid of the day was $1800. More than 25 people came to tour the facility, look at the horses, and adopt animals.

“We're really pleased with the number of animals which are going to good homes," noted Wyoming Wild Horse and Burro Program Lead, June Wendlandt. “We look forward to another successful adoption next year at the ranch.”

The Mantle Wild Horse Adoption and Training Center is located in Wheatland, Wyo. BLM has been working with the Mantle Ranch for more than 14 years. For more information, contact Mantle Ranch at 307-322-5799 or visit You may also call 866-4MUSTANGS or visit

 Potential adopters view the horses before the adoption.
Potential adopters view the horses.


 Mantle shows one of the horses available for adoption.
Mantle shows one of the horses available for adoption.


Mantle talks about how he works with wild horses.
Mantle talks about working with wild horses.

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: 06-27-2012