The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is wrapping up its wild horse adoption events in the coming weeks. This is almost a year after one of the largest roundups in state history.
The BLM held 32 wild horse adoption events in Wyoming since late April. At the adoption event at Cheyenne Frontier Days, 15 horses and burros were available and all were adopted, according to Azure Hall, the public affairs specialist with the Wyoming BLM.
Hall said the goal is to find a home for all the animals, but owning them takes work.
“The amount of training that they need is definitely something that people need to take into consideration,” she said. “You’re not just buying a decoration for a farm, because they are originally wild animals.”
The BLM gathered more than 4,000 wild horses last winter in southwest Wyoming, making it one of their largest roundups to date. However, Hall said this did not affect the number of adoption events this year.