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BLM Ready To Allow Adoptions of Wild Horses And Burros

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The Bureau of Land Management is holding two events this month to allow the public to adopt wild horses and wild burros.

The first event will beheld at the Wheatland Off-Range Corral where 30 untrained horses will be up for adoption.  The second event will be held at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility where about 40 untrained horses and 10 untrained burros will be up for adoption.

To qualify, would-be adopters must be at least 18 years old and have facilities to house their new horses or burros that meet the BLM’s adoption requirements, link here:

BLM says the wild horses and burros up for adoption were removed from overpopulated herds roaming Western public rangelands.  BLM offers up to $1,000 to adopt an untrained animal as part of its effort to find every animal a good home.

The Wheatland event begins at 8 a.m. Friday, April 19, when animals can be previewed until the live competitive auction starts at 9 a.m.  The remaining animals not selected during the adoption will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis for the standard adoption fee of $125.  The events ends at 12 p.m.

The Wheatland Off-Range Corral is located at 1005 N. Wheatland Highway, approximately 12 miles north of Wheatland, Wyoming.

The Rock Springs event begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 and ends at 3 p.m.  Starting the following week, potential adopters can schedule appointments on Thursdays or Fridays.  Contact the facility at (307) 352-0292 to view available horses and burros.

The Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility is located just off Lionkol Road.

Follow BLM Wyoming on Facebook or X for the latest news on adoption events in the state.  To learn more about the adoption incentive program or for updates on future events, visit the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program website at

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