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BLM to Hold Adoption for Gathered Horses

By ThisIsReno

BLM logoCarson City, Nev. – On March 23, 2013, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District Office will hold an adoption for several wild horses recently gathered on the outskirts of Carson City, Nevada. Currently eight wild horses including a mare and foal pair will be available. The silent bid adoption will be held at Silver Saddle Ranch (northeast side of the Prison Hill Recreation Area and west of the Carson River along Carson River Road. Main entrance is off of Carson River Road). The event will start with a viewing of the available horses from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., then the bidding to be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The horses will be available for adoption with starting minimum bid of $125.00. Individual bid sheets will be available for each horse, and the bidding will last one hour. The highest bidder for each individual horse will be the successful adopter.

Although pre-approval to adopt is optional, it is recommended. Any individual applying to adopt more than four wild horses or a group of individuals requesting to maintain more than four untitled wild horses at a single location must be pre-approved. A link to the application can be found at http://on.doi.gov/YpNCoT.

For more information contact John Axtell at 775-885-6146 or visit http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en.html.  Photos of the wild horses can be seen at BLM Nevada’s Flickr site at: www.flickr.com/photos/blmnevada/ and videos are located at BLM Nevada’s YouTube site at: www.youtube.com/BLMNEVADA.