BLM hosting wild horse adoption in Ravalli County
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BLM hosting wild horse adoption in Ravalli County

August 14, 2019

the Bureau of Land Management brought in wild horses from California and Oregon along with wild burros from across the southwest and held an adoption event to try to find them homes here in western Montana and it’s all taking place at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds Connor McCauley takes us there the Bureau of Land Management is traveling to 17 different locations across the u.s. trying to find homes for wild horses and burros that were wrangled in for population control the horses come from California and Oregon here in western Montana they can fill very specific needs here you guys do a lot of packing line mountain horse trail bike rides so they like big strong feet they call straighter horses basically Oregon and California naturally have their horses so that’s why we brought them in and then the burros are just people think they’re cute and fuzzy and they will want to bring them home there are requirements to bringing one of these animals home two big ones candidates must have at least a 400 square foot plot of land and no history of animal abuse wild horses respond differently than domestic horses in terms of training but they also offer a trait that will bring you a friend for life their trust is a lot different than a domestic horse in my opinion they just they have something different about them so once I feel that you earn their trust they’re gonna do basically anything you want them to do some horses yeah they’re gonna be a little bit more difficult but they’re gonna be the best friend you thought you’d ever have training a wild horse or burro might take a long time but BLM has a piece of advice for anybody committed to these animals the biggest thing I can like tell people is just spend time with them because they’re so unsure about their surroundings about everything else they’re just like I don’t know if I go out and sit with horses in a pen for a while you’ll get curious they’ll come up to you they’ll sniff you sometimes they like to touch them it’s just spending time with them making sure they’re comfortable you have until Sunday the 23rd at noon to come down to the Ravalli County Fairgrounds and pick out your wild burro or horse after that BLM takes the show on the road up to Kalispell and then over to Coeur d’Alene in Missoula holy MTN news now all this would cost if you pass the background requirements is $25.00 but then you’ll get a thousand dollars from the federal government to bring one of these animals home you’ll receive that in to $500 installments over a year’s time

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