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Adopt a trained wild horse, burro at Cheyenne Frontier Days

Meet Bull Winkle! A 1-year old gray gelding, halter/pack started, and 11.2 hands. He's from the Seven Trough HMA, NV. (BLM Wyoming)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management will sponsor a wild horse adoption event during Cheyenne Frontier Days. The event will take place on the south side of South Lions Park Drive in Lions Park.

This year, the BLM will offer approximately 16 halter- or saddle-started wild horses and two halter- or pack-started burros for adoption. The adoption auction is scheduled for Saturday, July 27 at 2 p.m., and only approved bidders may participate.

The horses and burros up for adoption were trained at the Mantle Adoption and Training Facility in Wheatland. To help potential adopters get to know the animals, trainers from the Mantle Ranch will hold daily demonstrations from July 19 to July 26.

These sessions will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon and from 4 to 5:30 p.m. every day. The demonstrations aim to educate the public on the training methods and the unique qualities of these animals.

For more details on the Mantle Adoption and Training Facility, visit the BLM’s website. Additionally, a photo album of the horses and burros available for adoption can be seen in the CFD Album 2024.

For more information on upcoming wild horse and burro events and locations, visit blm.gov/whb or contact the national information center at 866-468-7826 or wildhorse@blm.gov.