Mustang adoptions, challenges approaching


WYOMING – The Bureau of Land Management will hold two Wyoming wild horse and burro events in August featuring both untrained and trained horses. 

  • On Aug. 6 at the Wheatland Corrals, 25 to 35 untrained wild horses and burros will be available for public adoption. The gates open at 8 a.m. and horses will be adopted on a first-come, first-served basis until 3 p.m. TIP trainers will be able to select horses at noon. Horses can be loaded when all required paperwork is complete. Horses and burros at the Wheatland Facility are eligible for the Adoption Incentive Program. The facility is at 1005 North Wheatland Highway, Wheatland. 

From Aug. 20-22 will be Wyoming Mustang Days. Join the BLM, the Wyoming Mustang Association and the Mantle Adoption and Training Facility at the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas for Wyoming Mustang Days.

The weekend starts with a Wyoming TIP Challenge on Friday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Pepsi Equine Center. This features trainers that applied to work for 100 days with mustangs and burros adopted or purchased from the BLM.

The “All Mustang Horse Show” is on Saturday, Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Pepsi Equine Center. For more information or to participate in the TIP challenge or mustang show, visit https://wyomingmustangassn.com.

Mustang Days wraps up on Sunday with a “Back on Track Clinic” hosted by the Mantle Adoption and Training Facility, also in the Pepsi Event Center.  Sessions will run from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Registration is required. If you have an untitled BLM mustang or burro that needs some work, register by contacting the Mantle Adoption and Training Facility at 307-331-2225 or [email protected]. 

 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, passed unanimously by Congress and signed into law on Dec. 15,  1971. To mark this anniversary, the BLM is highlighting the value of wild horses and burros as enduring symbols of our national heritage. Learn more at https://www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro/50th-anniversary.

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