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Wild Horse And Burro Adoption And Sale

Wickenburg Event To Feature Horse And Burro Training Demonstrations

 

February 1, 2019

Wild horse and burro adoption and sale February 15 – 17

WICKENBURG, Ariz. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking good homes for wild horses and burros during its adoption and sale event on Feb. 15 - 17, at the Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds in Wickenburg, Ariz.

The event will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, then from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Additionally, training demonstrations will be held on Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Florence Inmate Training Program, a collaboration between the BLM and the Arizona Department of Corrections, will conduct these demonstrations.

To qualify to adopt/purchase, you must be 18 years of age, have approved facilities to keep the animal(s), and proper transportation home for the animal(s) from the event site. BLM staff will load each animal, with the

new owners halter and lead rope, into a BLM-approved trailer provided by the adopter.

The BLM offers wild horses and burros gathered from public lands in the West to qualified individuals who must demonstrate humane care for the animal. Wild horses are known for their sure-footedness, strength, intelligence and endurance. With kindness and patience, these animals can be trained for many uses. All animals available have been examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated, de-wormed, and blood-tested.

For more information and adoption/purchase qualifications, call the BLM at 1-866-4MUSTANGS (1-866-468-7826).

 

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