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Tamed Wild Horses Looking for Adoption

When younger wild horses are rounded up, they are sent to two facilities in the state for training.

“you may have a wild horse that is very cowy or maybe one that's a good back country horse or one that maybe could be a jumper or an endurance horse, so each horse has its own unique characteristics and that's what makes them special.” said Scott Fluer, BLM Wild Horse and Burro Specialist.

Trainers like Steve Mantle, get them ready for adoption.

“We gentle them, either halter break them or saddle start them depending on their age.” said Mantle.

And this week at the fair people have the chance to come out and see them and adopt them

“Growing up we used to go out to Natrona and where they hard all the wild horses and we used to go out there and watch them all run and fight and play and then when they rounded them all up and got rid of them, it was kind of heartbreaking, and uh, I don't know, I just fell in love with hi first sight.” said Rebecca Bard, who adopted a horse.

And trainers say they're good horses to have because of their natural abilities learned in the wild.

“They're born and raised in a sense on the landscape and on the rangeland, and so they have to adapt to survive, and they have to know how to maneuver through that country in order to survive.” said Fluer.

On Friday there will be an All Wild Horse Show and on Saturday at 4:30 a wild horse adoption in the Big Red Barn with the minimum bid starting at $125.


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