The opportunity to adopt a wild horse from the McCullough Peaks Herd Management Area (HMA) is just around the corner. A wild horse adoption and training demonstration, hosted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), will be held April 26-27 at the Northwest College Agriculture Pavilion in Powell, Wyo.
The BLM will offer approximately 13 wild horses, from the McCullough Peaks herd management area, in a wide variety of colors. None of the horses offered have received any training and are to be considered untouched. In addition to the 13 horses that will be on site, six pregnant mares will be offered via video. The horse adopted by video will need to be picked up at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Facility at a later date scheduled by the adopter.
Trainers from the Mantle Wild Horse and Burro Adoption and Training Center, located in Wheatland, Wyo., will present free training demonstrations on Friday, April 26, beginning at 1 p.m. They’ll demonstrate gentling techniques used in wild horse training. A question and answer session will follow. On Friday, the horses available for adoption can also be previewed beginning at 10 a.m. On Saturday, April 27, viewing and adoption registration begin at 7:30 a.m. and competitive bidding begins at 10:30 a.m. The minimum bid for each horse is $125. Adopters must be qualified and applications will be accepted at the adoption.
"Our goal is to have each of these horses adopted into a caring home," said Cody Field Office, Wild Horse and Burro Specialist Tricia Hatle. "Potential adopters will be impressed by the combination of size, conformation, coat colors and patterns, and excellent physical condition of the McCullough Peaks wild horses. It has made them a draw for adopters over the years."
The Northwest College Agriculture Pavilion is located at 719 Road 9 in Powell. To learn more about the upcoming adoption, please visit:
www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses.html or call Amy Ruhs at 307-352-0375.
Horses are also available year round by appointment through the BLM Rock Springs Wild Horse Facility and the Mantle Wild Horse and Burro Adoption and Training Center. For more information please visit: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses.html