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Wild horses up for adoption in Carson City

by Nevada State News
Group photo of the horses and burro that will be available at the February 22, 2020 adoption. Image: BLM.

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.


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