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Release Date: 09/05/13
Contacts: Serena Baker,    

BLM Offers for Adoption Halter Started Filly at 2013 Saratoga Mustang Versatility

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District (HDD) in cooperation with the Platte Valley Ranch Supply and 5N Ranch will offer for adoption a sorrel halter started filly at the 2013 Saratoga Mustang Versatility on Sept. 7 beginning at 9 a.m. at the 5N Ranch Arena in Saratoga, Wyo.  

The filly has a solid sorrel body with some roan coloring in her flank and tail areas, with a white star on her face. She was born at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility in April 2012 and has received all her vaccinations, booster shots and Coggins test.  

“This is a nice, quiet little filly,” says Trainer Steve Mantle with the Mantle Wild Horse Training Facility in Wheatland, Wyo. who has been working with the Mustang. “She’s calm, laid back and really accepting of people. She’ll come right up to greet you in the pen,” adds Mantle. The filly is halter started, loads and hauls well in a trailer. Pictures of the filly are available online at:  

In addition to highlighting the filly for adoption, Mantle will be offering a free training clinic at the Saratoga Mustang Versatility. Participants will learn how to lead their horse from the halter, pick up all four feet, and general handling tips.  

This is the second annual event which showcases Mustangs, but all breeds of horses are welcome. The competition will feature an obstacle course, games and ranch sort for all ages of horse and riders. The entry fee for an individual is $10 or $20 for a family. All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Additional information can be found at:  

Special thanks to our sponsors: the BLM, Platte Valley Ranch Supply and 5N Ranch.

For more information, please contact Adoption Coordinator Kathi Fine at 307-352-0292, Becky Englert at 307-321-9365, or Patty Lufkin at 307-326-8211. Wild horse adoption information and an application are available at:  

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 Office   280 Highway 191 N.      Rock Springs, WY 82901   

Last updated: 03-24-2014