The Boise BLM corrals are open for a walk-in adoption day from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. These corrals are usually open by “appointment only.” If you live in the area this is a good chance to visit the corrals and maybe find a wild one to make your best friend?
They have identified 50 wild horses that will be available (yearlings to ten years). The press release stated horses primarily come from Herd Management Areas in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Wyoming. They did not specify HMAs in any press release. When contacted, the response was: “The horses for that event are primarily from Four Mile Idaho and some from other HMAs is Nevada.”
The Boise corral is relatively small (compared to many facilities) and contains about 101,000 square feet of corral space.
Directions to the BLM Boise District Wild Horse Corrals: From I-84, exit on Orchard Street (Exit 52) and go south for approximately 1.7 miles, which turns into West Gowen Road. Continue for 0.5 mile. Turn right (south) on Pleasant Valley Road and go approximately 4 miles. Turn right at the “Wild Horse Corrals.”
Many of you will remember the Boise corrals took in wild horses from 4 Mile after the roundup.
The BLM Internal Comprehensive Animal Welfare (CAWP) report for the Boise corrals can be found HERE. In April of 2022, the facility was found short-staffed (able to feed and care for horses but not maintain the facility) and most violations of the policy surrounded facility construction and lack of repairs. However, other violations included a lack of shelter in sick pens and failures to record veterinary visits and treatment. One violation included a lack of salt blocks in pens that we can see has been rectified.
Some “closed” facility tours:
Broken Arrow tour Nevada, May 2022
Broken Arrow tour Nevada, Nov. 2022
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