Wild Horse Adoption Set For May 18 And 19
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Wyoming Honor Farm will host a wild horse and burro adoption and gentling clinic May 18-19 in Riverton, Wyo.
On Friday, May 18, the Honor Farm will offer a free clinic to discuss the gentling program, followed by a preview of the horses. The clinic will feature demonstrations focusing on catching a horse, advance and retreat, picking up feet, and beginning to ride. The gentling clinic runs from 1-3 p.m. and is open to the public.
On Saturday, May 19, the gates will open at 7:30 a.m., with the competitive bidding beginning at 10:30 a.m. Approximately 30 halter and saddle-started horses, as well as a few burros, will be available for adoption.
All horses offered for adoption have been trailered and have had their feet handled. Applications for adoption will be accepted on both Friday and Saturday. A covered four-horse trailer with a swing gate is required to adopt.
Lunch concessions will be available onsite. The Wyoming Honor Farm is located one mile north of Riverton. Take US-26 to Honor Farm Road. For more information, visit HERE, or call 866-4MUSTANGS (866-468-7826). For more information about the Honor Farm, visit HERE.
Please remember that firearms, alcohol, drugs and dogs are not allowed onsite at any time. Cell phones, cameras, video equipment and tobacco products must be kept locked in one's vehicle while onsite. In order to maintain a positive environment for visitors, a reasonable clothing standard must be adhered to. Shorts and form-fitting clothing are prohibited.
Photos of some of the horses available for adoption can now be seen HERE.