The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host two free public tours of the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral in Fallon, Nevada, on Oct. 28.
The corral is one of three in Nevada that provides care to wild horses and burros removed from the range. Tour attendees will have the opportunity to view horses recently gathered from public lands in central and eastern Nevada due to limited water availability and reduced forage growth.
The public tours are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and each will last about two hours. Each tour will accommodate up to 20 people. The public can sign up to attend and get driving directions to the facility by calling the BLM at 775/475-2222.
About a 90-minute drive east of Reno, the Indian Lakes Off-Range Corral is located at 5676 Indian Lakes Road, Fallon, and is privately owned and operated. Tour attendees will be taken around the facility as a group on a wagon to learn about the facility, the animals, and BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program.
The Indian Lakes corral can provide care for up to 3,200 wild horses or burros. The facility encompasses 320 acres containing 43 large holding pens, each pen measuring 70,000 square feet and able to safely hold about 100 horses. The horses receive feed tailored to their needs and have access to automatic watering troughs. Free-choice mineral block supplements are also provided to the animals in each pen. A veterinarian routinely inspects the horses and provides necessary veterinary care as needed.
Horses at the Indian Lakes facility are made available to the public for adoption or sale throughout the year at off-site adoption events and