Wild Horse Education

Broken Arrow (BLM Fallon facility) offers tour


Young horses at Broken Arrow. Do they really have a chance at adoption?

Below is the Bureau of Land Management press release that contains information on how you can attend a tour this month of the Broken Arrow facility in Fallon Nevada.

note: One of the issues we have with horses born to wild mares captured from various HMA’s across the West is that facilities simply label them “born in a facility.” This gives no information (or story) about the horse, it is simply an inventory number. We understand that this lack will be rectified soon and may help track more fully adoptions of horses from specific HMAs but also help give a horse a better chance at adoption.

More on the BLM adoption program and the multiple frustrations: https://wildhorseeducation.org/?s=adoption+

More on past tours of Broken Arrow: https://wildhorseeducation.org/?s=broken+arrow


Wild horses stockpiled in  holding. There are ways to manage wild horses on the range. Will that ever become a priority? Or will we keep using removals as a primary “management tool?”


BLM offers two public tours of Fallon wild horse and burro corral

RENO, Nev. —The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering two public tours of the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral in Fallon, Nevada, on Friday, May 20. The corral is one of three in Nevada that provides care to wild horses and burros removed from the range. Tour attendees will be able to observe a new water sprinkler system designed to increase animal comfort and reduce dust at the facility.

The public tours are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and each will last about two hours. Each tour will accommodate up to 20 people. Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The public can sign up to attend and get driving directions to the facility by calling the Palomino Valley Center (PVC) at (775) 475-2222.

About a 90-minute drive east of Reno, the Indian Lakes Off-Range Corral is located at 5676 Indian Lakes Road, Fallon, and is privately owned and operated. Tour attendees will be taken around the facility as a group on a wagon to learn about the facility, the animals, and BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program. The new water sprinkler system will be in operation during the tour. The system includes 25 high-powered sprinklers that have the ability to provide cooling and dust abatement for most of the facility. The sprinklers are supplied by a commercial well that has the ability to pump approximately 700 gallons of water per minute.

The Indian Lakes facility can provide care for up to 3,200 wild horses or burros. The facility encompasses 320 acres containing 43 large holding pens, each pen measuring 70,000 square feet that will safely hold about 100 horses. The horses receive an abundance of feed tailored to their needs each day, along with a constant supply of fresh water through automatic watering troughs. Free choice mineral block supplements are also provided to the animals in each pen. A veterinarian routinely inspects the horses and provides necessary medical care as needed.

BLM strives to place horses that have been removed from the range into good, private homes. Horses at the Indian Lakes facility are made available to the public for adoption or sale throughout the year at off-site adoption events and through BLM’s Adoption or Sales Program. For more information visit: on.doi.gov/1Lkz8DD.

Visit on.doi.gov/1KUorJq to learn more about the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral and the scheduled public tours.

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.

NOTE: We are very busy on the road and will give you an update about some of the challenges and some exciting news soon!

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