BLM Adopt a Horse
You have come to the right organization if you’ve ever found yourself searching for “BLM adopt a horse” but didn’t know where to start. Every year, thousands of Mustangs managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) find great homes with adoptive families across the United States. To increase the adoption of these amazing animals, Wild Rose Mustang Advocacy Group provides professional under saddle training to give the horses a better chance of being adopted by private owners. Keep reading to learn more about the challenge facing the nation with wild Mustangs and why you should consider adopting to be part of the solution.
Challenges with wild Mustangs and why BLM adopt a horse programs are part of the solution
Soaring populations of wild horses
In 1971, the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service aimed to protect wild horses on public lands. While this was a significant step in the right direction for these incredible animals, since receiving this protection, the population of wild horses and burros has grown to an unsustainable amount. Over the past fifty years, the total number of horses has surpassed 82,000, affecting the ecological balance of these lands over time. Since only 27,000 horses are sustainable to keep the ecosystem balanced, organizations like Wild Rose Mustang Advocacy Group are critical to helping horses get the proper care they need by adopting them out to private families after being trained.
The consequences of overpopulation
Like any other type of wildlife, too much of a good thing can be problematic. Too many horses and burros in one area of public land can lead to starvation, thirst, more invasive weeds taking root on public lands, and more horses seeking out privately owned land in search of food. To provide these animals the best chance for a happy life, more horses must continue to find sustainable homes to minimize the effects of overpopulation.
How you can help
While overpopulation continues to be a problem for wild horses, you can be part of the solution by providing a great home to a trained Mustang through Wild Rose Mustang Advocacy Group. We are always looking for the right homes for our horses, which starts with you.
For more information on how to participate in our BLM adopt a horse program, send us a message on our “contact us” page, or give us a call at 970-232-5917. We can’t wait to help you get started with providing a beautiful Mustang with the right home.
Read more about one of our success stories from Andi, who adopted Bravo.
“I am exactly the kind of rider who benefits from the kind of work that Wild Rose is doing- without the solid base training he received, I would never have taken the plunge! Owning Bravo has been a challenging and character-building experience and one of the most positive and rewarding life decisions I have ever made.”