Riverton area wild horses to be featured at Rock Springs adoption Jan. 25-26

Wild horses photographed in the Red Desert. (BLM)

Wild horses photographed in the Red Desert. (BLM)

(Rock Springs, Wyo.) – The first wild horse adoption of the year in Wyoming by the Bureau of Land Management will be held at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility (RSWHHF) January 25-26. The adoption will feature horses that were gathered in November from the North Lander Wild Horse Herd Management Area Complex east of Riverton.                                                                                                  

On Friday, Jan. 25 from noon-3 p.m., potential adopters will be able to preview wild horses available at the RSWHHF, ask questions of BLM specialists and fill out the adoption application. Adoption requirements and applications are available on-line at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/adopt.html. 

On Saturday, Jan. 26, the adoption begins at 8 a.m., showcasing untrained weanlings, geldings and mares from the North Lander Complex. All horses will be available on a first come, first serve basis for the standard adoption fee of $125. 

“A lot of nice quality, young wild horses came from the North Lander Complex during the November gather,” said BLM Wild Horse Specialist Scott Fluer. “I encourage people to adopt these trainable young animals and then attend Wyoming Mustang Days in Douglas this August to show off their newly adopted wild horses.” 

The RSWHHF has been temporarily closed since October so that all horses received from the North Lander Complex could be evaluated by a veterinarian, dewormed, Coggins tested and given their booster shots. 

For more information about the facility, contact Kathi Fine at 307-352-0292. To learn more about BLM Wyoming’s wild horse program, visitwww.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses.html.