Horses available for adoption Oct. 13

Fifteen saddle-trained horses from the ranges of Nevada will graduate from months of intensive training starting at 10 a.m. Oct. 13.

Twelve horses from lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and three horses under Nevada jurisdiction will be offered for adoption at the Warm Springs Correctional Center , Carson City. The gates open at 9 a.m., and a competitive bid adoption conducted by an auctioneer begins at 10 a.m.

The horses range in age from 3 to 7 years, are saddle-trained with 120 days of training, and vary in weight and color. The beginning bid on all horses is $150.

The saddle-trained animals were prepared at the WSCC by inmates in the Nevada Department of Corrections program.

A catalog of BLM wild horses and Nevada "estray" horses offered for adoption can be viewed at Copies of the handout are also available at BLM offices in Reno and Carson City.

To pre-qualify for the weekend adoption call (775) 861-6469 (BLM horses) or (775) 881-2288 .

Potential adopters are asked to enter the Center off Fairview Drive (formerly Edmonds Drive) in Carson City. From Highway 395 South, take Fifth Street, and then turn right at the roundabout onto Fairview Drive. Correctional officers will direct visitors where to park.

Prison rules prohibit the public from wearing any blue clothing, blue jeans, tank tops or shorts. Also, please no cell phones, cameras or recording devices. Driver's licenses and car keys will be checked in at the gate.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment