Wild Horse Education

Sutherland Utah (public tour)

The BLM has just announced a public tour on June 7, of the off-limits facility in Sutherland Utah. Our team has been working to obtain a tour since the roundup of Pancake wild horses ended in Feb. The short notice is a surprise. Only 4 days to rearrange schedules for a workday tour next Tuesday.

Pancake is the subject of an ongoing lawsuit by WHE joined by two other organizations, AWA and CANA. The lawsuit addresses the sheer lack of management planning for the over 1.1 million acre complex.

Horses captured during the beginning of the roundup were taken to Sutherland. We continue our search for our beloved Pancake wild horses, now captive, to find safe and loving placement.

We continue to fight for those still free.

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Below is the full press release from the BLM:

SUTHERLAND, Utah — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces it is offering a public tour of the Sutherland Off-Range Corral, 3890 North 4000 West, Sutherland, Utah on Jun. 7, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tour attendees will have an opportunity to tour the facility, observe approximately 800 wild horses and discuss the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program. 

“The BLM is committed to protecting animal welfare and providing humane care and treatment to all wild horses within our off-range holding facilities, including at the Sutherland facility,” said BLM Utah State Office Wild Horse and Burro Program Lead Gus Warr. “Animals in BLM’s charge continue to be cared for and protected by the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, even after they are removed from the range.” 

The privately-owned facility in Sutherland is approximately eight miles northwest of Delta, and one of five different locations in Utah that provides care to wild horses and burros removed from the range.  

The facility encompasses approximately 30 acres containing 27-plus holding pens in various sizes and can provide care for up to 1,500 wild horses. The horses receive abundant 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 each animal. A veterinarian routinely inspects the horses and provides medical care, as needed. 

BLM strives to place wild horses and burros removed from public lands into good, private homes. Animals at the Sutherland facility are made available to the public for adoption or purchase throughout the year at off-site adoption and sale events.  

For more information on the upcoming tour, please contact Sutherland Facility Manager Trent Staheli at 435-558-5679. 

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