Wild horses from the Owyhee Complex were selected for the 2017 Extreme Mustang Makeover.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:00 AM
Most of the mustangs gathered last year in the Owyhee Complex face an uncertain future. Few have been adopted while the rest remain in Bureau of Land Management holding corrals at taxpayer expense. Those not adopted soon will be sent to long-term facilities according to BLM officials.
However, 43 of the animals removed from Humboldt and Elko Counties have a chance to remind humans of their historic value. Four to six year old geldings were selected by BLM officials for the 2017 Reno Rodeo Extreme Mustang Makeover. All of the animals to be trained for this year's event were gathered late last year in the Owyhee, Little Owyhee and Rock Creek Herd Management Areas.