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BLM to hold two wild horse and burro adoption events in April

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Via the Wyoming News Exchange

CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Bureau of Land Management will hold two separate wild horse and burro adoption events in April.

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

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

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

The Rock Springs event begins at 9 a.m. 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. From I-80 in Rock Springs, take the Elk Street exit #104 and go north one mile. Turn right (east) onto Lionkol Road and go approximately one-half mile.

To qualify, adopters must be at least 18 years old and have facilities that meet the BLM’s requirements. Get your adoption application pre-approved and learn more about adoption requirements at

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

This story was published on March 30, 2024.

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