Lander hosts wild horse auction

Jul 27, 2017 From staff reports

The Wind River Wild Horse Sanctuary, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management and Wyoming Honor Farm, will host a wild horse and burro adoption, traditional haying demonstration and wagon tours to see the wild horses on Saturday.

The Wind River Wild Horse Sanctuary, seven miles north of Lander, is a partnership between the BLM and the Double D Ranch to provide a free-roaming environment for excess wild horses removed from public rangelands.

Wild horse eco-sanctuaries help the BLM care for excess wild horses that have been removed from overpopulated herds roaming Western public rangelands.

This event will feature teamster Jack Malmberg and his team of working draft horses as they cut and rake hay on the 900-acre ranch at the foot of the Wind River Mountains.

The Wyoming Honor Farm will showcase two gentled wild burros and one gentled wild horse that will be available for adoption. Silent bids may be made throughout the event, with bidding closing at 2 p.m.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to view Wind River's wild horses while taking a wagon ride at a standard rate. Displays that interpret American Indian culture and the historic role of horses are featured in the eco-sanctuary's free visitor center. Lunch will also be available for purchase.

The event will take place from9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 8616 U.S. Hwy. 287, 7 miles north of Lander. For more information about the event, contact Wind River at 307-438-3838.

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