Pryor Mountain horses up for adoption

2009-09-16T00:10:00Z Pryor Mountain horses up for adoptionGazette News Service The Billings Gazette
September 16, 2009 12:10 am  • 

Fifty-seven Pryor Mountain wild horses will be put up for adoption on Sept. 26, the Bureau of Land Management announced.

The adoption will be held at the Britton Springs corrals north of Lovell, Wyo. The facility will also be open all day on Sept. 25 for horse viewing and registration.

The adoption includes 24 male and 33 female horses, including three mare-foal pairs. The horses range in age from 0-22 years.

The gates will open both days at 8 a.m. The oral competitive bid adoption will begin at noon on Sept. 26. The minimum bid for each animal is $125. The starting bid for pairs is $250. Successful bidders will be able to load their horse(s) as soon as the adoption concludes.

Ken McNabb will offer training clinics at 1 and 5 p.m. on Sept. 25 and again at 9 a.m. on Sept. 26. McNabb is a professional horse trainer, instructor and clinician from Clark, Wyo., and also hosts a show on RFD television.

For more information on how to adopt or to receive an application, contact Nancy Bjelland, BLM adoption coordinator, at 896-5222.

Sept. 26 has been designated National Wild Horse Adoption Day by wild horse advocacy groups and the Humane Society of the United States, and the BLM is participating in the effort. The groups' goal is to have 1,000 wild horses adopted on that day.

For information on qualifications for adopters, visit www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/wild_horse_and_burro.html. More information on National Wild Horse Adoption Day can be found at www.nationalwildhorseadoptionday.org/.

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