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High Desert District
Release Date: 03/05/13
Contacts: Shelley Gregory, 307-315-0612    
  Serena Baker, 307-212-0197    

Rock Springs Adoption Features Riverton Area Wild Horses

The first Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming wild horse adoption of the year will be held at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility (Facility) on March 8-9. The adoption will feature horses gathered from the North Lander Wild Horse Herd Management Area Complex east of Riverton, Wyo., in November 2012.

"A lot of nice, quality, young wild horses came from the North Lander Complex during the November gather,” states BLM Wild Horse Specialist Scott Fluer. “I encourage people to adopt these trainable young animals and then attend Wyoming Mustang Days in Douglas this August to show off their newly adopted wild horses."

On Friday, March 8, from 12-3 p.m., potential adopters will be able to preview the wild horses available at the Facility, ask questions of BLM specialists and fill out an adoption application.

On Saturday, March 9, the adoption will begin at 8 a.m. Untrained weanlings, geldings and mares from the North Lander Complex will be showcased. All horses will be available on a first come, first serve basis for the standard adoption fee of $125.

Adoption requirements and applications are available online at

The Facility has been temporarily closed since October 2012 so that all North Lander Complex horses could be evaluated by a veterinarian, dewormed, Coggins tested and given booster shots.

For more information about the facility, please contact Kathi Fine at 307-352-0292. To learn more about BLM Wyoming’s wild horse program, please 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.

High Desert District   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, WY 82901  

Last updated: 03-05-2013