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Public Invited to Tour Fallon Wild Horse Corral

Clifford, a former wild horse gathered from Butte Valley in White Pine County was adopted for $1,500.

The Bureau of Land Management will host a public tour of the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral in Fallon, Nevada, on Friday, December 8. The corral is one of three facilities in Nevada that cares for wild horses and burros waiting to be adopted, including nearly 200 wild horses recently gathered from the Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Area in Western Nevada. Many of these horses faced starvation after the Tohakum 2 wildfire burned nearly 27,000 acres of the HMA last summer.

The privately owned and operated corral is located at 5676 Indian Lakes Road, Fallon, about a 90-minute drive east of Reno. The public tour will begin at 10 a.m. and will last about one hour and accommodate up to 20 people. Tour attendees will be taken as a group by wagon around the facility to learn about it, the animals including the Fox and Lake Range wild horses, and BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program. Attendees should wear comfortable shoes and clothes; hats and sunscreen are recommended, and photography is welcome. On-site portable toilets will be available.

The Indian Lakes Corral can provide care for up to 3,200 wild horses or burros. The facility encompasses 320 acres containing 43 large holding pens, each measuring 70,000 square feet that will safely hold about 100 horses. The horses receive an abundance of feed tailored to their needs each day, along with a constant supply of fresh water through automatic watering troughs. Free choice mineral block supplements are also provided to the animals in each pen. A veterinarian routinely inspects the horses and provides necessary veterinary care as needed.

BLM strives to place horses removed from public lands into good, private homes. Horses at the Indian Lakes facility are made available to the public for adoption or purchase throughout the year at off-site adoption events and through BLM’s Internet Adoption program. For more information on adoption opportunities, visithttps://go.usa.gov/xnKq3.

To register for the tour or to get driving directions to the facility, please contact the BLM at (775) 475-2222.

Courtesy: Jason Lutterman, Public Affairs Specialist, BLM

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