Wild Horse Education

BLM Wild Horses, Prison Adoption

Sargent Pepper Anne, a gelding, adopted from the NNCC inmate training program

Sargent Pepper Anne, a gelding, adopted from the NNCC inmate training program

NNCC Wild Horse Adoption Event a Success (reprint from Horseback Magazine,)

On Saturday May 18 the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City Nevada held an adoption/auction of wild horses trained by inmates.

The wild horses trained by inmates were taken from Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ranges. All wild horses were adopted through a bidding process and fall under the requirements of BLM adoptions. Title on the adopted horses will not transfer to the adopter for one year.

“I will miss him very much,” said Jake, a trainer of one of the wild horses adopted, as he patted his mount Pluto, “he was the first for me. We did so many things together for the first time.” Jake went on to speak with pride of the horse he trained and how. During the adoption event Pluto’s eyes were covered and he was ridden around the ring trusting his rider.

All of the horses showed a level of training that was a bargain at the prices fetched today. The high bid horse was a dun gelding from Twin Peaks named Junior. Bidding became lively as the trainer roped, dragged logs and loped the gelding around the ring. At $2,500. the bidding stopped. Three of the horses went for only $400. All of the wild horses offered were adopted at the well attended event.

The next opportunity to adopt a wild horse trained at the facility is scheduled in conjunction with the Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in August.

There are many wonderful wild horses in BLM short term holding corrals that are unhandled and some that have begun training by volunteers.

If you are looking to adopt a wild horse contact BLM in your state or visit this link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/whbprogram/adoption_program.html

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