CARSON CITY — On February 22, the Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Department of Corrections are hosting a saddle-trained wild horse adoption at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center located at 1721 Snyder Avenue, just south of Carson City, Nevada.
Public viewing begins at 9 a.m. and a competitive-bid adoption event, conducted by an auctioneer, follows at 10 a.m. The starting bid for all the animals offered is $150.
Up to 14 saddle-trained wild horses and one saddle-trained wild burro from BLM administered public lands will be offered for adoption.
A catalog of the BLM wild horses additional information is posted on-line at https://on.doi.gov/2jE05uy; in addition, videos of the animals offered are posted at https://www.youtube.com/user/BLMNEVADA/playlists.
The animals have been trained at the NNCC by inmates and receive at least 120 days of training. The once-wild horses range in age from 4 to 8 years old. The burro is 4.