Bureau of Land Management holds wild horse & burro adoption event

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The Bureau of Land Management- Eastern States Northeastern States District will hold a wild horse and burro event providing wild horses and possibly a few yearling and burros on October 19 and 20 at Hoosier Horse Park in Edinburgh, Indiana.

According to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), purchasers receive immediate ownership of the animal on the day of the event.

Purchasers need to be able to provide adequate feed, care, and an enclosed area such as a corral, barn, stall and other appropriate facilities. The BLM is committed to the safety and health of the nation’s wild horses and burros, and requires animals to be transported in a stock-type, step up trailer.

Greg Reynolds, a horse trainer experienced in gentling wild mustangs, will be on site demonstrating gentling and training techniques on Friday and Saturday. He is a member of the Trainer Incentive Program and has trained wild horses for Extreme Mustang Makeover competitions sponsored by the Mustang Heritage Foundation, BLM’s partner in managing America’s Living Legends.

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.

Applicants may submit applications at the site until the close of the event on Saturday.

For more information about selecting one of America’s Living Legends, call 1-866-4MUSTANGS (1-866-468-7826) or visit www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro.

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