Bureau of Land Management offers horses for adoption

Staff Report

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will offer approximately 40 wild horses for adoption, ranging from yearling to five years-old, September 4-5, at 6814 Highland Rd, Mequon, Wis. The horses will be available for preview beginning 2:00 p.m. Friday. The adoption will be held Saturday from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. on a first come, first served basis.

Adopters must be at least 18 years old, and provide an enclosed facility with access to feed, water and shelter. Prospective adopters must have sturdy corrals that are at least 20’ x 20’ and 6’ high for an adult horse, or no less than 5’ high for horses younger than 18 months. The BLM is committed to the safety and health of the nation’s wild horses and burros, and requires that adopted animals be transported in a stock-type, step up trailer.

The adoption rate is $125 for animals less than three years of age. A second animal may be adopted for $25, which is the same rate for animals older than three years. All animals available for adoption have been examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated, dewormed and blood-tested.

Applications to adopt may be submitted at the adoption site beginning Friday afternoon until the close of the adoption on Saturday. For more information about adopting one of America’s Living Legends, call 1-866-4MUSTANGS (1-866-468-7826) or visit wildhorseandburro.blm.gov.

Directions: Traveling north from Milwaukee on I-43, take Exit 85 for Mequon Road. Turn west (left) at the end of the ramp and then north (right) onto Port Washington Road. Travel two miles and turn west (left) onto Highland Road. Turn right into the farm’s driveway after 3.5 miles. GPS coordinates: 43.25267,-87.99444

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