Wild horses and burros are considered by law to be “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West.” They are living pieces of the history of the American West.

The Bureau of Land Management has set out to maintain a level of wild horse and burro population on public land that is safe and consistent with the land’s capacity to provide for the population. In order to do this, they corral animals from overpopulated areas and adopt them into private care.

Owning and caring for one of these majestic animals can be both a challenge and a great reward in itself.  They are vastly intelligent creatures and have in the past become rodeo champions, stellar work animals, and great companions. Both trained and untrained horses and burros are available for adoption.

For more information on how to begin a brand new relationship with an adopted horse or burro please call 866-468-7826 or visit blm.gov.

(All photos from blm.gov).