Adopt a Gentled Wild Horse or Burro at the BLM–Wyoming Honor Farm Fall Adoption

Adopt a Gentled Wild Horse or Burro at the BLM–Wyoming Honor Farm Fall Adoption

abine Hawkins rides Andy, one of three horses she adopted at the Wyoming Honor Farm adoption in May. Photo courtesy Sabine Hawkins.

RIVERTON– The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm will partner September 7–8 in Riverton for Wyoming’s final, in-person wild horse and burro adoption of 2018.

For 30 years, the Honor Farm has shared the BLM’s commitment to place excess wild horses and burros into private care in order to maintain healthy animals on healthy, productive public rangelands.

The Adoption

Approximately 30 saddle and halter-trained horses and burros will be offered for adoption. Photos of many of the available animals can be seen by following BLMWyoming on Facebook or Twitter. The horses to be offered were all gathered from Wyoming public lands.

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On September 8, gates open at 8 am and the competitive-bid adoption begins at 10 am. Preview the horses in advance from 1-3:30 pm on September 7, including a training demonstration by the Honor Farm.

Both days’ events are free and open to anyone interested in wild horses, the Honor Farm gentling process and the BLM wild horse and burro adoption program.

The BLM will provide applications and information about how to adopt on both September 7 and 8. Horses and burros are current on their vaccinations, de-worming and Coggins testing.

Only covered stock or slant load style trailers are authorized for loading. Two-horse trailers are not allowed unless they are a stock or slant type, with no internal dividers.

About the Honor Farm’s Gentling Program

The Wyoming Department of Corrections has one of the lowest recidivism rates in the nation, in large part due to the meaningful work accomplished by the Honor Farm inmates, including the gentling of wild horses.

The gentling program provides inmate trainers the opportunity to work together as a team and, through this team, learn to respect the opinions and goals of others.

An Honor Farm trainer rides a gentled wild horse during the May adoption. Photo courtesy of BLM

About Visiting Wyoming Honor Farm

Lunch concessions will be available at the adoption. The Wyoming Honor Farm is located one mile north of Riverton. Take U.S. Highway 26 to Honor Farm Road.

Please remember that firearms, alcohol, drugs and dogs are not allowed onsite at any time. Cell phones, smart watches, cameras, video equipment and tobacco products must be kept locked in one’s vehicle while onsite.

In order to maintain a positive environment for visitors, a reasonable clothing standard must be adhered to. Shorts and form-fitting clothing are prohibited.

For More Information

To learn more about the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program and adopting a Wyoming wild horse, visit BLM.GOV/WHB or contact the national information center at 866-468-7826 or