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June 5, 2013

Horse adoption event returns June 21-22

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Roughly 40 animals will be up for adoption, including yearlings, 3 to 4-year-olds, geldings and mares.

“We try to bring a good mix,” Meyer said.

Horses are adopted for a variety of reasons, but are mainly used for trail riding, Meyer said. The animals are also used by the U.S. Border Patrol and Arlington National Cemetery.

Once a wild horse has been “gentled” or tamed, it develops a close bond with its owner, Meyer said.

“The bond is stronger than what you have with a domestic horse,” Meyer said. “It gets to be like your favorite dog.”

For more information on horse adoption, contact the Bureau of Land Management at (866) 468-7826.

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