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Saddle-Trained Horses Available for Adoption on Saturday, August 22


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Nevada Department of Agriculture and the Nevada Department of Corrections invite horse lovers and the general public to a special horse adoption event at the Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo in Reno on Saturday, August 22. Seven saddle-trained horses and two burros from the ranges of Nevada will be available starting at 12:00 p.m. that day, and all are looking for good homes and enthusiastic owners.

The horses range in age from three to five years, are saddle-trained with 120 days of training, and vary in weight and color. The beginning bid on all horses is $150. The two burros are three and six years old. The saddle-trained animals are trained at the NNCC by inmates in the Nevada Department of Corrections program in Carson City.

Public access to the adoption arena opens Saturday at 12:00 p.m., and a competitive bid adoption conducted by an auctioneer begins at 1:00 p.m. The Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center is located at 1350 Wells Avenue, about three blocks north of Interstate 80. Come join the fun!

A catalog of BLM wild horses and burros offered for the August 22 adoption can be viewed at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field.html. Copies of the handout are also available at BLM offices in Reno and Carson City. Frequently asked questions about the program are answered at the same site. To pre-qualify for the weekend adoption, please call, 775-885-6146.

The adoption is just one highlight of the annual Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo, which runs August 21-23. Admission to the Expo is $5.00 per person. For more information and an events schedule for the Expo, please visit the Expo website at: http://www.wildhorseandburroexpo.com or contact Cindy Lawrence at 775-853-4182.

Bob Conrad
Bob Conradhttp://thisisreno.com
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.




Travelers advised to drive with caution near wild horses

Out-of-town holiday visitors may not be familiar with our area’s open range situation, and wild horses and livestock can be encountered on many roadways. This can occur with little to no warning.