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BLM hosts three wild horse adoptions in September

Hundreds of thousands of wild horses and burros roam public and private lands. The Bureau of...
Hundreds of thousands of wild horses and burros roam public and private lands. The Bureau of Land Management gathers the excess herds where food and water are scarce. (Source: KTRE Staff)
Published: Aug. 24, 2021 at 3:44 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Release) - The Bureau of Land Management will hold three wild horse and burro adoption events in September.

Sept. 3, Wheatland Off-Range Corral: approximately 30 untrained wild horses and burros will be available at the corral’s monthly public adoption. The gates open at 8 a.m. and horses and burros will be adopted on a first come, first served basis with the event scheduled to end at 3 p.m. The facility is located at 1005 North Wheatland Highway in Wheatland, Wyo.

Sept. 4, Wind River Wild Horse Ranch: approximately 20 untrained wild horses will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the public off-range pasture. Take a free wagon tour to view the wild horses until 2 p.m. The facility is located at 8616 Hwy 287, 7 miles north of Lander, Wyo.

Sept. 14-16, Husker Harvest Days, Grand Island, Neb.: Nine yearlings will be available for adoption. There will be daily demonstrations at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. by Ron Knodel, a local trainer. Adoption is first come, first served. Knodel will work with the yearlings during the daily demonstrations. Three different yearlings will be available each day for adoption.

The Wyoming Honor Farm adoption, originally scheduled for Sept. 17-18, has been postponed. The horses will now be offered via the Wild Horse and Burro Online Corral, Oct. 12-19.

Wild horses available for adoption have been removed from overpopulated herds roaming Western public rangelands. As part of our efforts to find every horse and burro a good home, the BLM offers up to $1,000 to adopt an untrained animal. This adoption incentive will be offered for all untrained horses at the September in-person events.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, passed unanimously by Congress and signed into law on Dec. 15, 1971. To mark this anniversary, the BLM is holding a series of events around the country highlighting the value of wild horses and burros as enduring symbols of our national heritage. Learn more at https://www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro/50th-anniversary.

For more information about the events and locations, visit //blm.gov/whb or contact the national information center at 866-468-7826 or wildhorse@blm.gov.

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