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Wyoming State Office
Release Date: 04/10/13
Contacts: Cindy Wertz    
  (307) 775-6014    

BLM Offers Wild Horses for Adoption

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming Wild Horse and Burro Program will offer two wild horses for adoption at the 2013 Big Wyoming Horse Expo in Douglas, April 19-21, at the Wyoming State Fair Indoor Equine Center.

The two horses have been trained by the Mantle Adoption and Training Facility in Wheatland, Wyo. Trainers have been working with both yearlings. They are halter-started, and used to being touched, are very good about having their feet handled, and load and unload from trailers. Both will be available for adoption by silent bid, April 19, 20 and 21.

The first is a one-year-old chestnut stud. Born at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility, he has a white star, strip, snip on his face and one right hind sock. The second wild horse is a highly prized curly. The one-year-old sorrel filly has swirls of hair in her coat and a curly mane and tail. This filly was also born at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility.

Applications are available at the BLM Wyoming Wild Horse and Burro booth. Trainers and adoption staff will be on hand to answer any questions. Get information about other 2013 BLM Wyoming adoption events offering saddle-started wild horses. Bidding closes at noon on Sunday and the horses will be awarded to the highest qualified bidder. The horses must be loaded by 2 p.m.

For more information, call Amy Ruhs at (307) 352-0375.

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: 04-10-2013