The corrals will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 21, with the selection process to begin at 10 a.m. Horse trainer and 2014 Extreme Mustang Makeover contender Darin Kindrick, of Eagle, will offer horse gentling demonstrations during this time as well.
“This has been a tremendous partnership between the University of Idaho’s 4-H program and the BLM. So many of our hearts have been touched by working with these mustangs – it is a wonderful thing to see our kids blossom and the horses become such willing partners,” said Lone Star Riders 4-H leader Tina Reay.
This popular partnership between the BLM and the University of Idaho 4-H program has expanded to southeastern Idaho 4-H groups whose members worked with several wild horse weanlings and then offered them for adoption during last year’s Madison County Fair in Rexburg. “Potential adopters see a great benefit if a wild horse has been handled and experienced good ground work training methods,” said Steve Leonard, BLM Wild Horse Specialist.
For more information about BLM’s wild horse program in Idaho or for more specific directions to the Boise Wild Horse Corrals, please visit:http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/prog/wild_horses_.html
You may also contact Steve Leonard, Boise District Wild Horse Specialist at (208) 384-3454 for any additional questions about adopting a wild horse.