CARSON CITY - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Nevada Department of Corrections are hosting the second of three annual saddle-trained horse adoption events in Carson City on Saturday, May 31, at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC) located at 1721 Snyder Avenue.
Seventeen wild horses from ranges on BLM-administered public lands in Nevada, California and Utah will be offered for adoption at the NNCC corrals. One burro born at a facility in Utah will also be offered. Public viewing begins at 9 a.m. and will be followed by a competitive bid adoption conducted by an auctioneer beginning at 10 a.m. The beginning bid on all horses is $150.
The horses range in age from four to six years and vary in weight and color. The horses are saddle-trained at the NNCC by inmates in the Nevada Department of Corrections program and receive at least 120 days of training.
A catalog of BLM wild horses offered for the May 31 adoption is posted on-line at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field.html. Frequently asked questions about the program are answered at the same site.
Directions to NNCC:
Traveling south on Interstate 580, take exit 38 and turn left on Fairview Drive, make a right on South Edmonds Drive and then another right on Snyder Avenue, then left into the NNCC. Traveling north on 395, turn right onto East Clearview Drive, then right to South Edmonds drive, and right again onto Snyder Avenue and left into the NNCC.
Potential adopters are asked to enter the NNCC from the north side and watch for signs and event personnel at the extreme south end of the facility directing event participants to the horse corrals and parking.
NNCC rules prohibit the public from wearing any blue clothing, blue jeans, tank tops or shorts at the auction. Also, please no cell phones, cameras or recording devices.
For more information contact John Axtell at (775) 885-6146.