Prison-Trained Wild Horse Adoption a Success in Carson City - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Prison-Trained Wild Horse Adoption a Success in Carson City

Posted: Updated:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Nevada Department of Agriculture and the Nevada Department of Corrections on Saturday, February 23, hosted the first of three annual saddle-trained horse adoption events at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC) in Carson City. 

Fifteen wild horses, gathered from herd management areas within administered public lands in Nevada, Idaho, California and Oregon, were saddle-trained for four months by inmate trainers in the NNCC program, and offered during a spirited competitive bid adoption.  Successful bidders from the crowd of more than 150 people paid a total of $11,500 for the animals.

Thirteen of the 15 offered horses were adopted after starting bids of $150.  The event's top bid of $3,200 went for a five-year-old sorrel gelding named "Red Bull."  The average bidding price for each horse was $885. 

The successful bidders officially adopted their new horse, and they must show diligent care of each animal for a year before they can apply to the BLM to receive a title of ownership.  Since 1973, the BLM has placed more than 230,000 horses and burros into private ownership through the adoption program.

The next saddle-trained horse adoption and competitive auction event will be held at the NNCC in Carson City on Saturday, May 18, 2013. 

More information about these special adoption events is available at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field/blm_programs/wild_horse_and_burro.html

From the Bureau of Land Management

  • Today's Top StoriesMore>>

  • Some Businesses Affected By I-580 Since Opening in 2012

    Some Businesses Affected By I-580 Since Opening in 2012

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:49 AM EDT2014-04-23 09:49:09 GMT
    Interstate 580 has made for a faster drive between Reno and Carson City since opening back in August of 2012, but some businesses in the Washoe and Pleasant valleys are seeing a loss of business due to the new highway.More >>
    Interstate 580 has made for a faster drive between Reno and Carson City since opening back in August of 2012, but some businesses in the Washoe and Pleasant valleys are seeing a loss of business due to the new highway.More >>
  • Dons Score Late to Down Wolf Pack

    Dons Score Late to Down Wolf Pack

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:57 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:57:16 GMT
    The University of San Francisco (19-20) scored three runs in the top of the ninth to defeat the University of Nevada (21-17) baseball team 4-1 in a nonconference matchup at Peccole Park on Tuesday night.More >>
    The University of San Francisco (19-20) scored three runs in the top of the ninth to defeat the University of Nevada (21-17) baseball team 4-1 in a nonconference matchup at Peccole Park on Tuesday night.More >>
  • Aces Win, Take Series in Fresno

    Aces Win, Take Series in Fresno

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:45 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:45:22 GMT
    The Reno Aces wrapped up their first series win of the season Tuesday with a 4-3 road victory.More >>
    The Reno Aces wrapped up their first series win of the season Tuesday with a 4-3 road victory.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.