The Bureau of Land Management- Eastern States Northeastern States District will hold a wild horse and burro event providing wild horses and possibly a few yearling and burros, this weekend at Hoosier Horse Park in Edinburgh. The animals will be available for selection on Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Organizers say that purchasers receive immediate ownership of the animal on the day of the event.
If you are interested, organizers say you should provide adequate feed, care, and an enclosed area such as a corral, barn, stall and other appropriate facilities. The facility may also be a pasture that is suitable for maintaining animals. The BLM also requires animals to be transported in a stock-type, step up trailer. All animals available have been examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated, de-wormed, and blood-tested.
Greg Reynolds, a horse trainer experienced in gentling wild mustangs, will be on site demonstrating gentling and training techniques on both days. He is a member of the Trainer Incentive Program and has trained wild horses for Extreme Mustang Makeover competitions sponsored by the Mustang Heritage Foundation, BLMs partner.
Applicants may submit applications at the site until the close of the event on Saturday. For more information, call 1-866-4MUSTANGS (1-866-468-7826) or visit wildhorseandburro.blm.gov.