Wild Horse Adoption Event In Rock Springs Feb. 27-28
The Bureau of Land Management will reopen the wild horse facility in Rock Springs at the end of this month with an adoption event.
The agency is looking for people able to give wild horses a good home. The horses range from weanlings to geldings and mares.
The agency manages wild horses and burros on public lands. The animals don’t have any natural predators and are illegal to hunt. So if the number of horses and burros for a grazing area becomes too high, the BLM rounds them up for holding facilities or adoption.
BLM representative Kristen Lenhardt says that a specialist will be on hand to answer questions about adoptions, which will be conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
"Their surefootedness, their ability to be great pack animals, their resourcefulness, things of that nature that you get from a wild horse makes them an incredible animal to adopt."
“Their surefootedness, their ability to be great pack animals, their resourcefulness, things of that nature that you get from a wild horse makes them an incredible animal to adopt,” Lenhardt says.
All the horses are completely wild and untrained. Another adoption event in May will offer horses that have been tamed, or gentled.
“Adopting a wild horse or burro is a great adventure for someone to get a good animal and provide them a good home. And it really is a good opportunity not only for the people of Wyoming but, you know, for the American public across the board,” Lenhardt says.
A specialist will be on hand on February 27th and 28th to answer questions. Adoptions will occur on a first-come, first-served basis.