The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced it is offering a public
tour of the Indian Lakes Road Short-Term Holding Facility in Fallon, Nevada, on Friday,
October 17, 2014. The facility is one of three locations in Nevada that provides care to wild
horses and burros removed from the range.
The BLM will offer two tours, each lasting approximately two hours and able to accommodate
20 people. The first tour will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the second tour will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Pacific Daylight Time. Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The public can
sign up to attend and get driving directions to the facility by calling the BLM at (775) 475-2222
About a 90 minute drive east of Reno, the Indian Lakes Road Short-Term Holding Facility is
located at 5676 Indian Lakes Road, Fallon, and is privately owned and operated. Tour attendees
will be taken around the facility as a group on a wagon to learn about the facility, the animals,
and the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program.
The Indian Lakes Road corral facility can provide care for up to 2,850 wild horses or burros. The
facility encompasses 320 acres containing 36 large holding pens, each pen measuring 70,000
square feet and with a capacity to safely hold approximately 100 horses. The horses receive an
abundance of feed tailored to their needs each day, along with a constant supply of fresh water
through automatic watering troughs. Free choice mineral block supplements are also provided
to the animals in each pen. A veterinarian routinely inspects the horses and provides necessary
medical care as needed.
The BLM strives to place horses removed from the range into good, private homes. Horses at
the Indian Lakes Road facility are made available to the public for adoption or sale throughout
the year at off-site adoption events and through the BLM’s Adoption or Sales Program. Horses
will not be available for adoption during the public tour; however, if there is interest in an animal
viewed during the tour, the BLM may make arrangements for adoption at a later time.