Horse adoption this weekend

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The public is invited to a horse adoption event Saturday hosted by the Bureau of Land Management, the Nevada Department of Agriculture and the Nevada Department of Corrections.

Sixteen saddle-trained horses from the ranges of Nevada will graduate from months of intensive training starting at 10 a.m., and all are looking for good homes and enthusiastic owners.

Twelve wild horses from BLM-administered public lands and four estray horses under the jurisdiction of the state will be offered for adoption at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center, off Snyder Avenue in South Carson City.

Public access to the prison corrals opens at 9 a.m. The auction begins at 10 a.m.

The horses range in age from 2 to 6 years old, are saddle-trained with 120 days of training, and vary in weight and color.

The beginning bid on all horses is $150.

The animals are saddle trained at the prison by inmates in the Nevada Department of Corrections program.

To pre-qualify for the weekend adoption call, 775-885-6146 (BLM horses) or 775-343-9118 (Nevada estray horses through the Mustangs of America Foundation).

Prison rules prohibit the public from wearing any blue clothing, blue jeans, tank tops or shorts. Also cell phones, cameras or other recording devices are not allowed.


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