Carson City – The Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Department of Corrections will hold a saddle-trained wild horse and halter-trained wild burro adoption on Saturday, June 8. The event will be held at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center, located at 1721 Snyder Avenue, south of Carson City, Nevada. Public viewing begins at 9 a.m. and a competitive-bid adoption event, conducted by an auctioneer, follows at 10 a.m. The starting bid for all the animals offered is $150.

Up to 12 saddle-trained wild horses and two halter-trained burros from Nevada herd management areas located on BLM administered public lands will be offered for adoption. A catalog featuring the animals offered for this adoption and additional information is available at https://on.doi.gov/2jE05uy. In addition, videos of the animals offered will be posted one week before the adoption, to https://www.youtube.com/user/BLMNEVADA.

The animals offered at the adoption event, have been started at the NNCC by inmates in the Nevada Department of Corrections program and receive at least 120 days of training. The once-wild horses range in age from four to eight years old and vary in weight and color. The two burros offered are both two years old and were born at the NNCC facility.

Directions to NNCC:

  • From Minden: Take U.S. 395 North (Carson Street). Turn right on Snyder Avenue (NV State Route 518) and head east for 1.5 miles. Turn right (south) at the NNCC sign and look for directional signs at the far south end of the facility.
  • From Reno: Take I-580 South to Carson Street and turn North (right). Turn right on Snyder Avenue (NV State Route 518) and head east for 1.5 miles. Turn right (south) at the NNCC sign and look for directional signs at the far south end of the facility.

Potential adopters are asked to enter the NNCC from the north side and watch for signs and event personnel at the extreme south end of the facility directing event participants to the horse corrals and parking.

NNCC rules prohibit the public from wearing any blue clothing at the auction. In addition, the public is prohibited to use cell phones, cameras, recording devices or any form of tobacco, while on the premises.

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