Wild horse and burro adoption continues today

Published on Friday, 8 November 2013 18:12 - Written by From Staff Reports

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's wild horse and burro adoption continues today in Henderson.

The adoption is part of this weekend's 19th annual Wild Horse and Burro Expo, which features a horse show and adoption event at the Rusk County Expo Center, 3303 Farm-to-Market Road 13 West. Adoption is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.

According to a news release, the event is “a weekend of exciting entertainment, competition and education, all free and open to the public.”

The news release states that the adoption event features “dozens of spectacular wild animals ... that once roamed free on public lands in the west.”

Adopters must be at least 18 years old, “with no record of animal abuse,” according to a news release. They also must have at least 400 square feet of corral space per animal, among other requirements.

The adoption is first-come-first-served.

For more information, call 866-468-7826 or visit www.blm.gov/nm/whb.  ;