wild horses

The Deerwood Wild Horse Ecosanctuary, in Laramie, Wyoming, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), will host a free public day on June 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The ecosanctuary provides a natural and free-roaming environment for wild horses removed from public rangelands as part of an agreement between the BLM and Deerwood.

This event will feature trailer tours every half hour to view more than 300 wild horses; training demonstrations, and information and vendor booths.

The Steve Mantle Training Facility, based in Wheatland, Wyoming, will showcase four halter-trained yearling wild horses at the event that will be available for adoption. Silent bids can be made throughout the event, with bidding closing at 2 p.m.

Wild horse ecosanctuaries help the BLM care for excess wild horses that have been removed from overpopulated herds roaming Western public rangelands. They provide opportunities for people to learn more about the complexities of the wild horse and burro program, and to experience a piece of our shared American heritage.

The Deerwood Wild Horse Ecosanctuary is located at 599 State Highway 11. It offers tours to see the horses and other educational opportunities from May through September each year. For more information about the event, contact the ecosanctuary at 307/399-9956.

To learn more about the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program, visit BLM.GOV/WHB or contact the national information center at 866/468-7826 or wildhorse@blm.gov.