Wild Horse Adoption September 6 at Wyoming Honor Farm

By: Jeremy Downing
By: Jeremy Downing

RIVERTON, WY - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Wyoming Honor Farm will host a wild horse and burro adoption September 6 in Riverton, Wyoming. Photos of some of the horses available for adoption can now be seen at http://blm.gov/hvld.

On Friday, Sept. 5, from 1-3:30 p.m., the Honor Farm will host a preview of the horses that will be available for adoption the next day.

On Saturday, Sept. 6, the gates will open at 7:30 a.m., with the competitive bidding beginning at 10:30 a.m.

All halter and saddle-started 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.

The BLM and the Honor Farm have worked together for 26 years to train and adopt wild horses. The Honor Farm has found that the wild horse training program contributes to inmate rehabilitation success.

Lunch concessions will be available at the adoption. The Wyoming Honor Farm is located one mile north of Riverton. Take US-26 to Honor Farm Road.

For more information, visit http://blm.gov/hvld or call 866-4MUSTANGS (866-468-7826).
For more information about the Honor Farm, visit http://corrections.wy.gov/institutions/whf/index.html.

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.


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