Over 1 million readers this year!

Wheatland Corral hosting horse and burro adoption event

Wild horses at the Wheatland Off-Range Corral. (BLM photo)

WHEATLAND, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management’s Wheatland Off-Range Corral will offer 40-50 wild horses and burros for adoption at its second in-person event of the season on Friday.

Those interested can preview the animals starting at 8 a.m., until the live competitive auction begins at 10 a.m. Bids start at $125. Animals not taken during the auction will be available on a first come, first served basis until 3 p.m. for the standard adoption or sales fee.

Adopters must be at least 18 years old and have facilities that meet the BLM’s requirements. People can be pre-approved to adopt or learn more about adoption requirements here.

As part of the BLM’s efforts to find every animal a good home, the bureau will offer up to $1,000 to adopt an untrained animal. People can learn more about the adoption incentive program and receive updates on future events here.

For those who can’t make it to Wheatland in May, the Wheatland corral has scheduled adoption events for the last Friday of every month through October.