Wild Horse Education

Internet Adoption Ends Monday, Last words

The BLM Internet Auction/Corral ends bidding on Monday. The online corral is used as an “auction.” You need to be approved as an adopter and get a bidding number (that you can use for this event and ones in the future. You can do it all online. just click the “how to tab”: http://wildhorsesonline.blm.gov )

The risk to every single wild horse captured of ending up in neglectful home situations, and then/or directly heading off to slaughter, is real. If you adopt we hope you commit to a relationship that will have it’s good times and hard times, but be a forever home.

(Remember the core of the holding crisis exists in on range mismanagement. Please take action: Removal is Not Management)


1041 captured in 2014 featured as an adult on the internet auction.  (click picture to go to his page)

A LOOK at some of those with no bids.

Many of the wild horses featured on this event page are having their “first chance” at finding a home. So many live their lives in facilities that do not offer any public viewing or very limited viewing. Many of these wild ones were captured as babies but then hidden from view. Now they are featured as adults with less of a chance of finding that “forever home.” This is a continuing issue we have with the “BLM adoption” program; you can not adopt out what people can not see.

Direct link to BLM online page: https://wildhorsesonline.blm.gov/Animals


0211 captured as a baby at Diamond (click pic to go to the auction page)

If you go to the page and look at the very first wild horses listed: 8 YEAR OLD CHESTNUT GELDING HORSE (0211).” That does not tell you much until you start to scroll down. This boy was captured in a hard winter roundup, at one year old, in the Diamonds in NV. For 7 years he has been behind the closed doors of Carson prison. If someone saw him at one or two years old might he have had a better chance of finding a home? Wild horses are like people, age is not an indicator of personality. After spending almost his entire life in a pen at the prison, he is more used to the sounds of people than any wild horse coming in off the range. He is the only wild horse on the auction from the Diamonds.

Below is a video taken during his capture. Is he one of the babies in the pen? (Early on we did not watermark our entire video. Theft of images caused us to begin adding watermarks to everything shortly after this roundup. It was that long ago this baby was captured.)

The next wild horse, 0637, was captured as an infant from the Blue Wing Complex. The “Kamma Mountain” horses are from an area also referenced as the “Blue Wing.” So when you are searching for info remember to search “Blue Wing” as well as “Kamma.”

Injured colt at Blue Wing. Is this O637? it could be. Click image to see 0637 on the internet auction, no bid, no home.

There are 7 wild horses from Kamma (Blue Wing). Only 1 has a bid. (past posts featuring Blue Wing HERE.


“Born in a holding facility” number 1000 has no bid either.

Number 1000 was born in 2013 at Palomino Valley Center. His date of birth is listed as May 1, but the HMA his mom is from is not. He has spent his entire life in holding. (click pic to see his profile).


2711 is from Snowstorm, part of the Owyhee Complex. Everyone that adopts a horse from the Owyhee Complex always says the same thing “bigger mustang, great mind.” Click pic to see her.

There are 5 wild horses from the Owyhee Complex featured, 2 have bids. All of the wild ones on this event were captured in the 2018 roundup. This roundup took a 2 million acre area noted in the EA and dropped it down to only 532 wild horses left on range after the roundup ended. The first week of that roundup saw 21 wild horses die. (HERE)


When you go to the auction site looking for a wild horse from a specific area you may have heard of, or a roundup you may have seen, you should know the way things get recorded in field level documents does not always match the way you expect in the paperwork that follows a wild horse into holding.

One example is the Owyhee Complex: EAs and roundups you read about will reference the name of the complex. The paperwork will be the name of the actual Herd Management Area (HMA). Owyhee is 5 HMAS: Rock Creek, Little Humbolt, Owyhee, Little Owyhee, Snowstorm.

The Triple B roundups you see include Cherry Springs.

The Antelope Complex is Antelope, Antelope Valley, Spruce-Pequop and Goshute.

Fish Creek is in central NV. The Fish Springs wild horses are a small area listed as Pine Nut Mountains.

So if you are looking for specific wild horses you may have heard about? check all the right boxes in the search bar.


Fish Creek, captured in 2015 and looking for his forever home after living his life in Carson prison. (When you see these blue bars, it is Carson prison). 2084, click image to see his page on the auction.

As you scroll through the pages you may notice that there are not many young wild horses on the internet. BLM has a lot of youngsters that came in from Triple B, Fish Creek and on and on, they just rarely make the internet adoption. 

One exception this time around are the Curly wild horses from Fish Creek captured this year. This particular curly gene may be the rarest in the world. The herd was left in fragments after the roundup. AS of the writing of this article ALL the curlies have bids.(we did an entire article just on Fish Creek Curlies (HERE). 

If you adopt a wild horse it could be the journey of a lifetime. As with every relationship take the time to learn all you can about your “partner,” Each beating heart of a wild horse carries a true legacy; a truly American treasure.

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Our fight continues to protect them from abuse during capture and to gain real management that includes plans to preserve and protect them for future generations.


Can you help us stay in this fight?



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