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Honor Farm horse adoption Aug. 24-25

Aug 19, 2012 - From staff reports

The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm will host a wild horse adoption and gentling clinic Aug. 24-25 in Riverton.

The BLM and the Honor Farm have worked cooperatively for 24 years to train and adopt wild horses.

On Aug. 24, the Honor Farm will offer a free clinic to discuss the gentling program, followed by a preview of the horses.

The clinic will feature demonstrations by Honor Farm Training Supervisor Jeff Martin focusing on catching a horse, advance and retreat, picking up feet and beginning to ride. The gentling clinic runs from 1 to 3 p.m. and is open to the public.

On Aug. 25, the gates will open at 7:30 a.m. with the competitive bidding beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Approximately 30 halter and saddle-started horses will be available for adoption.

All horses offered have been trailered and have had their feet handled. Applications for adoption will be accepted on both days.

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