April 12, 2010 – McCullough Peaks Adoption

On Saturday, there was a small wild horse adoption event in Powell. There were 25 horses available for adoption.

Most of these horses (18 total) were gathered from the McCullough Peaks last fall. There were also horses from other areas, such as the Salt Wells Creek HMA, Stewart Creek HMA, and the Fifteenmile HMA.

The horses were adopted out through a live auction. Many of these horses had been worked with before; 16 of them were halter started like these below.

A few of the horses also had experience with saddles.

After the main adoption event was over, 15 of the horses had found new homes. The BLM also was allowing people who had adopted to adopt another horse for a reduced rate, but I haven’t yet found out the results of that. Update: Last night I learned that only four horses weren’t adopted by the end of the day. In any event, there was a good number of supporters at the adoption; and it was great to see people coming out to take some of these great horses in.

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  1. I am so glad you were there. Thanks for posting this. I do care so much for these Wyoming horses. It is wonderful so many got homes. mar

  2. Matt, thank you so much for this news and the update as well, I worry about these horses, but I believe the ones who are worked with, such as those that go to the Mantle ranch, have a better chance of adoption,
    take care,
    jan


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