(LANDER, WY) — The Bureau of Land Management will hold an online wild horse adoption event April 27–May 4, 2021, featuring approximately 35 wild horses gentled by inmate trainers at the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton, Wyoming. The saddle-started and halter-started horses come from herd management areas throughout Wyoming.
The adoption will be coordinated through the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Online Corral at https://wildhorsesonline.blm.gov/. Animals adopted will be available for pickup from Cheyenne, Riverton and Rock Springs, Wyoming.
“The Honor Farm trainers have worked hard with these horses to get them ready for adoption,” said Scott Fluer, BLM program specialist for the Wyoming Honor Farm. “Now is the time to take one home and continue training it to become an excellent pleasure, show or work horse.”
Complete your online application early. You can also browse the individual animal profiles and learn more about the rules and requirements for adopting a wild horse or burro at https://wildhorsesonline.blm.gov/. Bids start at $125.
For 33 years, the Honor Farm has shared the BLM’s commitment to place excess wild horses and burros into private care in order to maintain healthy animals on healthy, productive public rangelands. The program is a win-win situation for all involved. Inmates who are released after working in this program have a greater chance to succeed in the outside world; adoptions help the BLM manage wild horse populations on public lands; and finally, adopters find good horses and horses find good homes.
To learn more about the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program and adopting a Wyoming wild horse, visit BLM.GOV/WHB or contact the national information center at 866-468-7826 or [email protected].