BOISE, Idaho — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Boise District Office will offer the first virtual wild horse adoption in Idaho on April 11 from noon to 4 p.m. Both phone and text bids will be accepted. Because of coronavirus concerns, the BLM is working closely with its western Idaho 4-H Club partners to find adopters for these young wild horses.
The Treasure Valley-based 4-H Clubs, whose members have been working with these young charges since early February, include the following:
- Denim and Dust
- Oasis Riders
- Purple Sage Riders
They have been teaching the horses to lead, load into a horse trailer and pick up their feet. Originally, the animals were slated to be offered for adoption during the Idaho Horse Expo, which has since been canceled. Some of the 4-H Clubs have already found adopters for the horses they were training.
If you are interested in adopting a 4-H trained wild horse weanling, please complete an application and email it to Boise District BLM Wild Horse Specialist Raul Trevino; email@example.com or BLM Boise District Wrangler Ruby Kyle; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bids will be accepted April 11 via phone or text to 208-830-4522 or 208-473-9868 from noon to 4 p.m. Once adopted, these horses will be available for pickup at the Boise Off-Range Wild Horse Corrals from April 13-15 by appointment; call 208-830-4522.
For more information and adoption qualifications, call the BLM at 1-866-468-7826 or visit www.blm.gov/whb.