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Poll Recap: Adopting a Wild Horse

Of the 620 poll respondents, 266 (43%) said they would like to adopt a wild horse, but have not yet.

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In last week’s online poll, we asked our readers if they had considered adopting a wild horse from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) or National Parks Service. More than 600 people responded and we’ve tallied the results!  

Of the 620 respondents, 266 (43%) individuals said they would like to adopt a wild horse, but have not done so yet. Another 249 respondents (40%) said they have not considered adopting, while the remaining 105 individuals (17%) said they have adopted a wild horse or burro.

Additionally, more than 80 people commented on their responses and experiences in adopting a wild horse or donkey:

Several respondents commented about their experiences with wild horse

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Jennifer Whittle, Web Producer, is a lifelong horse owner who competes with her Appaloosas in Western performance events. She is a University of Kentucky graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Communications and Leadership Development, and master’s degree in Career, Technical, and Leadership Education. She currently lives on a small farm in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

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