BLM’s ‘Online Corral’ connects Americans with adoptable wild horses, burros

Girl on horse, date and location not specified | Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The Bureau of Land Management has launched the “Online Corral” — a website focused on connecting the Americans with wild horses and burros available for adoption or purchase.

The BLM also announced the 2018 wild horse and burro event schedule, featuring nearly 70 events nationwide that focus on placing wild horses and burros in good homes. To access the 2018 schedule visit the BLM wild horse and burro adoption events page. The Online Corral can be accessed here.

Known for their intelligence, endurance and loyalty, wild horses, with the right training, are outstanding for ranching and trail riding and have successfully competed for awards in numerous fields from endurance riding to dressage, date and location unspecified | Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management, St. George News

“Wild horses and burros make great companions that are superb at performing a wide variety of tasks,” said Brian Steed, BLM deputy director for policy and planning. “I urge everyone to attend a wild horse and burro event or visit the new Online Corral to learn how to bring one home.”

The Online Corral is geared toward increasing the number of wild horses and burros placed into private care each year. It replaces a 10-year-old system, features a modern, streamlined interface that enables users to more easily find their desired wild horse or burro.  It also includes new filtering features and an interactive web map. Users can now submit and track the status of their applications directly through the website. Approved applicants can browse available animals and participate in the competitive bid event that runs May 15-22.  All animal bids start at $125.

Known for their intelligence, endurance and loyalty, wild horses, with the right training, are outstanding for ranching and trail riding and have successfully competed for awards in numerous fields from endurance riding to dressage. Wild horses and burros have routinely been adopted for important tasks such as patrolling the border and local policing.

Read stories from recent wild horse and burro adopters and purchasers on the BLM’s Flickr page.

Wild horses and burros can still be adopted or purchased in person at one of the nearly 70 BLM-hosted events across the country this year or by visiting one of 17 wild horse and burro off-range corrals. Event locations and dates are subject to change.  Please contact the National Wild Horse and Burro Information Center at 866-468-7826 or wildhorse@blm.gov for the most up-to-date information.

Potential adopters and purchasers should visit the BLM website to learn more about the rules and requirements for adopting or purchasing a wild horse or burro. To get started click here.

The Online Corral is part of the BLM’s effort to confront a growing overpopulation of wild horses and burros on public rangelands and in taxpayer-funded off-range facilities. As of March 1, the wild horse and burro population on public lands was estimated at 82,000 animals, which is more than triple the number that public lands can support along with other legally mandated land uses.

“Finding good homes for horses and burros is a top priority for the BLM as we strive to protect the health of these animals,” Steed said.

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2 Comments

  • comments May 19, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    A horse is generally every bit as dumb as a cow, and yet it’s sacrilegious to eat them in this country. Haven’t figured it out. I bet a horse steak would be delicious. Maybe it’s similar to how its cultural for the Chinese to eat dogs and cats. It seems disgusting to us, but maybe these dogs and cats are the most delicious thing in the world to them. Oh, and they like to eat carp too. Put all these on the whitest rice they can find, with a bunch of soy sauce and odd green vegetable and they must be in heaven. I know them frenchmen gobble up those horses.

  • PlanetU May 19, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    comments…go away, find something else to do.

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