Sunday, March 28, 2010

Wild Horses and Burros Available for Adoption in Kingman

BLM Website

Release Date:  03/23/10   
Contacts:         Mike Brown     , 928-718-3756     

Wild Horses and Burros Available for Adoption in Kingman

Kingman, Ariz. – If you have ever wanted to adopt a wild horse or burro, here's your chance. From March 29 - April 3, and April 5- April 7, 2010, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kingman Wild Horse and Burro Staging Corrals will have 12 wild horses and 5 burros available for adoption by appointment only.

“We’ve got a limited opportunity for folks in the Kingman area to adopt wild horses or burros while they’re here at our corrals,” said BLM Wild Horse and Burro Specialist June Wendlandt. “Please call the BLM Kingman Field Office at 928-718-3700 for information and to set up a time to adopt a wild horse or burro. The animals will be adopted on a first-come, first-serve basis.”

Wendlandt added that the wild horses are two to three years old and from California, Nevada, and Wyoming. There are three geldings and nine mares. The five burros are one to three years old, from California, and include three jacks and two jennies.

The cost is $125 per animal. Successful adopters may be eligible to “Adopt-A-Buddy” horse for $25. Every horse and burro up for adoption has been vaccinated for common equine conditions and diseases. Adopters will receive complete health care records, as well as herd management and other information for their newly adopted animals.

To qualify to adopt, citizens must be at least 18 years of age, and have no convictions for inhumane treatment of animals. Adopters are required to keep each newly adopted horse and burro in its own corral measuring at least 400 square feet, and constructed of sturdy pipe or rail (no field fencing or barbed wire). Required corral heights vary from four-and-a-half feet high for burros, to five-feet high for horses younger than 18 months of age, and six-feet high for horses 18 months and older. Corrals must also include a shaded area and water trough. Adopted animals must be kept in their own corral until they can be approached, handled, haltered and led. Open pastures or any areas that include barbed wire or field fencing cannot be used.
About 33,000 wild horses and burros are currently roaming on public lands in the western states. More than 215,500 animals have been placed in private care since the BLM Adopt-a-Horse or Burro Program began over 30 years ago.

For additional information on the BLM visit our website: for the adoption website and downloadable application.

The BLM manages more land - 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.

Kingman Field Office   2755 Mission Boulevard      Kingman, AZ 86401 


  1. Are there any photos of the adoptable horses?

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  3. You would have to contact the BLM. Contact info is above.