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Adopt a young wild horse from local 4-H clubs

The bidding will happen virtually
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Posted at 12:10 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 14:10:51-04

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
  • Desperados
  • Oasis Riders
  • Purple Sage Riders
  • Vallivue

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; rtrevino@blm.gov or BLM Boise District Wrangler Ruby Kyle; rkyle@blm.gov.

Information about each of these horses will be available on the BLM Idaho website and Facebook page. Be sure to follow along to learn more about these horses!

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.