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Rock Springs Short Term Holding Facility Reopens with Adoption Event February 27, 28 2015
The wild horses that were rounded up and removed from their homes in Great Divide Basin, Adobe Town and Salt Wells Creek that were sent to the Rock Springs Short Term Holding facility in Rock Springs, Wyoming are now available for adoption and sale. The horses 10 and under must be adopted, the horses older that 10 must be purchased and approved using a Sale Authority Application.
The facility has been closed to the public until this week, and approximately 600 of the 1263 wild horses removed from the three areas in September and October of 2014 are at the Rock Springs BLM facility. About 500 were sent to the Canon City, Colorado facility, and they still have quite a few of these horses available.
I have separated the photographs I have taken this week by gender and age. There are three links:
Geldings, mares and weanlings. The weanlings were difficult to photograph because they kept mobbing me – especially the fillies! There are many more weanlings available than I have photographs for.
Mares have a red string with their number tag, geldings have a black string with their number tag.
If the tag number is not visible, I do not have it – you need to contact Kathi Fine.
Please feel free to use my images as a reference for identification and adoption, but they are copyrighted and I do not allow any other use without prior permission.
The horses laying down are simply enjoying a rare sunny day and taking a nap.
Many of the mares are pregnant, and foaling season has begun – there have been 5 foals born in the last 2 weeks at the facility.
This Friday February 27 and Saturday February 28 the public is welcome to come view the horses at the facility from 8-3 on Friday and Saturday from 8-12 and the horses are available to be adopted. Don’t worry – if you cannot make the adoption this weekend, the horses are available year round, simply contact Kathi Fine to schedule a time to visit the facility.
Read the rest of this story (HERE).