On Oct. 23rd, the BLM will feign transparency and stick the public on wagons (so you can’t look too closely for too long at the many wild horses & burros without shelter), to tour the private property at the Indian Lakes Off Range “Corral” in Fallon, NV. Be sure to ask the BLM representatives that are giving the tour when they plan to provide shelter for the wild horses & burros. You can read about Troy Adams, the contractor who is raking in tax payer dollars on this pony prison, HERE. – Debbie
The Indian Lakes Off-Range Corral is located at 5676 Indian Lakes Road, Fallon, and is privately owned and operated. About a 90-minute drive east from Reno, the facility provides care for up to 3,200 wild horses or burros. The facility encompasses 320 acres containing 43 large holding pens, each pen measuring 70,000 square feet that will safely hold approximately 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 medical care as needed.
BLM strives to place horses removed from the range into good, private homes. Horses at the Indian Lakes Road facility are made available to the public for adoption or sale throughout the year at off-site adoption events and through BLM’s Adopt or Sales Program.
BLM offers periodic public tours of the Indian Lakes Off-Range Corral. The next public tour is scheduled for Friday, October 23. Two public tours will be offered — the first will begin at 10 a.m. and the second will begin at 1 p.m. Each tour will last about two hours and will accommodate up to 20 people. Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The public can sign up to attend and get driving directions to the facility by calling BLM at (775) 475-2222.
What to Know Before You Go On a Public Tour
• Tours start promptly at the scheduled time, so be at the facility a few minutes early or the wagon may leave and we cannot come back to pick you up.
• Bring comfortable shoes and clothes. Hats and sunscreen recommended.
• Bring your own water.
• Cameras and video cameras welcome.
• There will be sanitation huts available for use.
• Visitors WILL NOT be able to walk around the facility unaccompanied. They must travel with the group in the wagon at all times.
Can I sign up for a tour right now?
Information on how to sign up to attend a public tour is provided when the next tour is announced. To sign up for one of the tours taking place on October 23, please call (775) 475-2222.