Adopting a Wild Horse or Burro
Requirements for adopting a wild horse or burro from the BLM
Application to adopt a wild horse or burro
Nearly 33,000 mustangs roam federal lands across the West. In order to manage the herds and maintain both land and herd health, the Bureau of Land Management oversees the adoption of wild horses and burros through public adoptions held throughout the United States. Since 1973, more than 220,000 wild horses and burros have been adopted.
Horses between the ages of one and 6 years old are typically selected from the herds for adoption, but a horse of any age can fit into the right farm or ranch. For many mustang adopters, having the opportunity to work with a horse or burro with a storied past and an unconventional upbringing brings a unique and special element to their relationship.
People will begin to see more information about National Wild Horse Adoption in major horse industry magazine said NWHAD event coordinator Angie Grizzell.