Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility Reopens with Adoption Event

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The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility in Wyoming will reopen with an adoption event on May 2-3 featuring wild horses gathered from the Salt Wells Creek Herd Management Area (HMA) in Wyoming.

"We have a lot of wild horses in need of a good home,” stated BLM Adoption Coordinator Kathi Fine. “Folks who put in the time and effort to adopt and train a wild horse are rewarded with a sensible, alert, loyal, surefooted and hardy animal.”

From 12 to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 2, wild horses will be available for preview and adoption. Beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, untrained weanlings, geldings and mares from Salt Wells Creek will be showcased for adoption. On both days BLM specialists will be on hand to answer questions and assist with adoption applications. All horses will be available on a first come, first served basis for the standard adoption fee of $125.

More information about the adoption event, some of the available wild horses and the adoption application and requirements is available at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/rs-wh-facility/may2014.html.

The facility was closed for public tours and adoptions to allow newly arrived wild horses from the Salt Wells Creek gather to settle into their new environment. After the horses were settled, the corrals underwent a spring cleaning in preparation for reopening. Approximately 800 wild horses from the North Lander and Red Desert complexes and Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek, Great Divide Basin, White Mountain and Little Colorado HMAs are housed at the facility; all are available for adoption.

To learn more about BLM Wyoming’s wild horse program, please visit www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses.html or call Fine at 307-352-0292.