Saddle-trained horses for adoption

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Updated: 8/01 6:31 am
CARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The BLM and the Nevada Department of Corrections are inviting horse enthusiasts to a special wild horse adoption event at the Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo in Gardnerville August 1 and August 2 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Inmates from the Northern Nevada Correctional Center’s Saddle Horse Training program will showcase training efforts during a competition that spans the weekend, concluding with an awards ceremony and adoption of the animals.

Ten saddle-trained horses and one burro from the ranges of Nevada, California and Utah will be available starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, and all are looking for good homes, according to a press release from BLM spokesperson Lisa Ross. The horses and burro are saddle-trained, vary in weight and color and range in age from three to six-years-old. The beginning bid on all animals is $150.

For the catalog of the BLM wild horses and burro being offered for adoption on Aug. 2 visit Blm.gov/nv/st/en.html. To pre-qualify for the weekend adoption, stop by the BLM booth at the Expo. The event also features a BBQ dinner on Saturday night with live music by Exit 22, a local country and swing band. Tickets are $13.00 for adults and $8.00 for children under 10 years of age.

For more information and an events schedule for the Expo, visit Wildhorseandburroexpo.com.


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