RENO — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Nevada Department of Corrections successfully adopted nine saddle-trained wild horses and one burro during the Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. Additionally, four weanling wild horses found homes.
Inmates from the Northern Nevada Correctional Center’s Saddle Horse Training Program showcased their training efforts during a competition that spanned Friday evening and Saturday morning, concluding with an awards ceremony and the adoption of the animals. It was a duel of the paint horses: the top-dollar horse, War Paint, was adopted for $2,600 and took second place in the competition, while Frito Bandito was adopted for the second-highest amount at $2,100, but took first place in the competition.
The next saddle-trained horse adoption will take place in Carson City on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center off Snyder Avenue on the south side of the city. The beginning bid on all horses is $150.
Information on the October adoption and a catalog of available horses for adoption will be available soon on the BLM’s Carson City website at www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field.html.