BOISE, Idaho – Wild horses will be available for adoption this week at Bureau of Land Management corrals in Boise.

The wild horse adoption event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 19-21 at the BLM Boise District Wild Horse Corrals, located off Pleasant Valley Road.

“We look forward to meeting  members of the public who are interested in seeing these wild horses and possibly taking one home," Raul Trevino, BLM Boise District wild horse specialist, said.

“All of the animals available for adoption have been de-wormed and have received vaccinations for common equine conditions and diseases. Adopters will receive complete health care records, as well as herd management and other equine information for their newly adopted animals.”

Scott Lewis
Scott Lewis

Available horses range from 2 to 7 years and come from herd management areas in Idaho, California, Nevada and Oregon.

In order to adopt a wild horse you must be 18 years of age, according to the BLM, never have been convicted of animal abuse or cruelty, and have the proper facilities and transportation. All potential buyers must be pre-approved before they can bid on a horse. Applications may be filled out at the adoption and approved onsite.

If you win the bid, you must have a safe transport available. No animal will be loaded in an unsafe trailer. “For the safety of the horses, the BLM suggests using stock trailers with side-swinging gates,” according to the BLM. “Trailers with center dividers are acceptable, but multiple dividers must be removed before horses can be transported in the trailer.  The BLM will not load horses into two horse straight load trailers or trailers with ramps.

For more information, visit the BLM online or call 866-468-7826. Or call Trevino at at 208-830-4522.

 Source: BLM Boise District

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