DATE: Jan. 18, 2017
CONTACT: Heather Tiel-Nelson, 208-736-2352
Wild Horses Available for Adoption January 19-21
BOISE, ID – Wild horses will be available for adoption on Jan.19, 20 and 21 at the BLM Boise District Wild Horse Corrals, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The corrals are located just off Pleasant Valley Road in south Boise. The available horses range in age from 2-7 years and hail from herd management areas in California, Idaho, Nevada and Oregon.
To adopt a wild horse you must be 18 years of age, never have been convicted of animal abuse or cruelty and have the proper facilities and transportation. No animal will be loaded in an unsafe trailer. All individuals must be pre-approved before they can bid on a horse. Applications may be filled out at the adoption and approved onsite.
“We look forward to meeting members of the public who are interested in seeing these wild horses and possibly taking one home,” said Raul Trevino, BLM Boise District wild horse specialist. “All of the animals available for adoption have been de-wormed and have received vaccinations for common equine conditions and diseases. Adopters will receive complete health care records, as well as herd management and other equine information for their newly adopted animals.”
For the safety of the horses, the BLM suggests using stock trailers with side-swinging gates. Trailers with center dividers are acceptable, but multiple dividers must be removed before horses can be transported in the trailer. The BLM will not load horses into two horse straight load trailers or trailers with ramps.
For more information on the Wild Horse and Burro Program and requirements for adoption, call 1-866-4MUSTANG, (866) 468-7826 or visit blm.gov. You may also contact Raul Trevino, Boise District Wild Horse Specialist, at (208) 830-4522 for any additional questions about adopting a wild horse from the Boise Wild Horse Corrals.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.