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Saddle-trained horses available for adoption on Saturday, August 21

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blm_logo-300x261-8607028-9388027CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Nevada Department of Agriculture & 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 21.  Ten saddle-trained horses 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 six years, are saddle-trained with 120 days of training, and vary in weight and color.  The beginning bid on all horses is $150.  The saddle-trained animals are trained at the NNCC by inmates in the Nevada Department of Corrections program in Carson City.
Preview 10 horses all day Friday & Saturday morning until 11:00 a.m., when the horses will be showcased in free-style event.  A competitive bid adoption conducted by an auctioneer begins at 12:00 p.m.  The Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center is located at 1350 North 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 21 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 20-22.  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.

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