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Wyoming Wild Horses to be Featured at State Fair’s Mustang Days

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be featuring 18 Wyoming wild horses in this year’s Mustang Days competition and adoption at the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas on August 16 & 17.

On Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., the public is welcome to watch as past wild horse adopters and owners show their mustangs in halter, lead line, riding, team sorting and western cow handling. There will also be a green horse challenge class (for horses with less than 90 days of training) and adult and youth free style events.

Saturday there will be adopters of 2013 yearling competing with their 2-year olds in hand or under saddle beginning at 2 p.m. Following the yearling competition, trainers from the Wyoming Honor Farm and Mantle Wild Horse Training Facility will showcase saddle-started wild horses. Those showcase horses will be available for adoption by verbal competitive bid beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Wild horse yearlings will also be available for viewing and silent bid adoption at the BLM booth throughout the week at the Wyoming State Fair. BLM adoption qualifications, application form and other information can be found by clicking here and photos of the horses available for adoption can be found by clicking here.