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BLM Wild Horses Adoption Program

Here is a letter from the BLM in response to an inquiry about their adoption program:

Thank you for your interest in the Wild Horse and Burro Program. You can adopt a younger animal (less than 10 years old) through our Adoption program, you can view information on adoption at our website at: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/wild_horse_and_burro.html

Here are the program requirements for adoption; http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/wild_horse_and_burro/adoption_of_wild_horses/how_to_adopt.html

Adoptions are usual done by competative bid with the starting bid being $125.

Or you can purchase an older animal (more than 11 years old) through our Sales Program; Under the Sales Program, the facility requirements are the same, however, there is some differences in availability of the animals. The sale price varies depending on the number of animals you are able to take. If you take 4 or less, the cost is usually $25 each. If you are able to provide a good home for 4 or more, the cost is usually $10 each. We will deliver loads of 20 horses directly to you.

To adopt, you can attend an adoption event; - here is the schedule www.blm.gov/pgdata/content/wo/en/prog/wild_horse_and_burro/events.html

The BLM conducts these satellite adoptions year around at different locations; or you can visit one of our facilities http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/wild_horse_and_burro/adoption_of_wild_horses/facility__adoptions.html

You will be able to fill out and get your application form approved at the event.

We also offer wild horses and burros over the internet at different times of the year. You can view these animals at www.blm.gov/adoptahorse.

If you are interested in purchasing older wild horses, you would have to call our office directly to discuss the purchases. Our phone number is 1 800 710-7597. I usually suggest that when trying to decide if you should adopt or purchase, to look at what you wish to use the animal for. The younger animals will gentle down and train faster than an older ones.

Thanks again, and please let us know if you have additional questions.


Sally Spencer
Wild Horse & Burro Program
Office: 202-452-5196
Cell: 202-641-6106
Fax: 202-653-9084



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