Horses eat as officials from the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program show the 32-acre off-range corral Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, in Axtell, Sanpete County. The property is owned and operated by Kerry Despain and his family. (Photo: Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)
It seems that the BLM’s last tour of the wild horses on the Axtell feedlot was Dec. 14, 2015. It does not help the BLM’s dismal adoption program when they give so few public tours of their wild horse & burro facilities on private property.
BLM Utah Contact: Lisa Reid
For immediate release (435) 743-3128
June 12, 2018
BLM to host public tour of Axtell wild horse corrals
Axtell, Utah — The Bureau of Land Management today announced it is offering a public tour of the Axtell Contract Off-Range Corrals in Axtell, Utah on Thursday, July 12, 2018. The facility is one of two locations in Utah that provides care to wild horses removed from the range.
The tour will be open 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Tour attendees will have an opportunity to tour the facility, observe approximately 800 wild horses currently held there, and discuss the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program.
The corrals are located at 13500 South 10490 West (mile marker 235.2 on Highway 89) in Axtell, approximately 6 miles south of Gunnison or 8 miles north of Salina. Please note that some phone map applications do not recognize this address.
The facility encompasses 32 acres containing 40+ holding pens in various sizes, and can provide care for up to 1,200 wild horses. The horses receive abundant 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 medical care as needed.
The BLM strives to place horses removed from the range into good, private homes. Horses at the Axtell facility are made available to the public for adoption or sale throughout the year on the BLM’s Online Corral (www.wildhorsesonline.blm.gov) or at events held across the country. Horses will not be available for adoption during the public tour.
To learn more about the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program or to obtain an adoption application, visit the BLM National Wild Horse and Burro website at www.blm.gov/whb or call (866) 468-7826.
For more information, contact Lisa Reid, public affairs specialist, at (435)743-3128 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question for Lisa Reid. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.