Public spaces, paid for by taxpayers, for holding wild horses and burros after roundups in preparation for adoption, and documenting. Supposed to be accessible to public, but many are located on private property, on prison property, closed, or currently aren’t open for viewing, particularly after recent roundups.


IMPORTANT – READ FIRST

GET AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IS REALLY OCCURING AT GOVERNMENT FACILITIES

WHO FEEDS THE WHB ?

“Bureau of Land Management’s off-range facility in Bruneau, Idaho, is a feedlot.  The contractor for this facility is the J.R. Simplot Company, one of the largest public lands welfare ranching operations in the U.S.”

Read below of massive deaths at this facility in Bruneau

http://wildhorsefreedomfederation.org/news-alerts/the-truth-28-many-wild-horse-foals-died-at-the-blms-bruneau-off-range-facility-in-idaho-and-the-blm-tried-to-cover-it-up


BLM WHB PARTNERSHIPS

ONLINE CORRALS

https://wildhorsesonline.blm.gov/


OFF RANGE CORRALS

https://www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro/adoption-and-sales/adoption-centers

Arizona

Florence Wild Horse and Burro Training and Off-Range Corral

Owner: Arizona Department of Corrections

17989 E. Butte Ave.
Florence, AZ 85132-9221

Contract $:

Public viewing: NO, by appointment

EST: 2013

? Acre

Max capacity: 1000

Current pop estimate: ?

Notes: The Arizona Wild Horse and Burro Training and Holding Facility opened in May 2013.  The facility is a partnership between the BLM and Arizona Correctional Industries, through Arizona Department of Corrections.  The facility has a capacity of 1,000 wild horses and burros. Wild horses and burros are moved from the holding area to be gentled and trained by inmates to enhance adoptability. Untrained wild horses and burros are available for adoption every Friday at the holding facility. The holding facility is on prison property.

The holding center is situated across from the prison complex about a mile from the intersection of Butte Avenue and Arizona Route 79 (Pinal Parkway) in Florence. You can view the facility from the parking area and can visit within the fenced area by appointment.
Viewing wildhorseonline.blm.gov

IN THE NEWS – Florence


October 6, 2020 https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-resume-wild-horse-and-burro-adoptions-and-sales-florence-facility

California   

Litchfield Wild Horse and Burro Off-Range Corral

Owner: BLM

US Highway 395
Litchfield, CA

Telephone: 530-254-6575
Toll-free: 800-545-4256
Fax: 530-254-6762
E-mail: BLM_CA_Web_EL@blm.gov

Contract $:

Public viewing: ?

EST: 1976

80 Acre

Max cap: over 1000

Current pop estimate: ?

Notes:

IN THE NEWS – Litchfield

Ridgecrest Regional Wild Horse and Burro Corrals

Owner: BLM
3647-A Randsburg Wash Road
Trona, CA 93562. 

Toll-free:  800-951-8720
Fax:  760-384-5767
E-mail:  blm_ca_ridgecrestcorrals@blm.gov

Contract $:

Public viewing: LISTED AS PERMENTLY CLOSED

EST: 1982

80 Acre

Max cap: ?

Current pop estimate: ?

Notes: On an average year, the corrals will prepare more than 1,000 animals.  

IN THE NEWS– Ridgecrest

R3C (Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center)

12500 Bruceville Road
Elk Grove, CA  95757

Contract $:

Public viewing: NO

EST: ?

? Acre

Max cap: ?

Current pop estimate: ?

Notes:

IN THE NEWS – R3C

Colorado    

Cañon City Wild Horse Inmate Program

Owner:

CANON CITY Corrals
Four Mile Correctional Facility
E US Highway 50 &, Evans Rd, Cañon City, CO 81212

BLM Royal Gorge Field Office
3028 E. Main St.
Canon City, Colorado 81212

Telephone: 719-269-8511

Fax: 719-269-8599

Contract $:

5 YR $23,000,000 10/01/202009/30/2025140L0620D0013

Public viewing: NO

EST: ?

Acre: ?

Max cap: up to 3,000

Current pop estimate: ?

Notes: WHIP program trains 7-10 horses a month

The facility hosts two adoptions per month. Adopters must make an appointment in advance. Please contact 719-269-8500 to make an appointment.

IN THE NEWS – Canon City

2012 – https://www.denverpost.com/2012/12/06/colorado-wild-horses-found-dead-at-prison-training-pen-in-caon-city/

Idaho    

Boise Wild Horse Corrals

Owner:

BLM Boise District Office
3948 Development Ave. 
Boise, Idaho  83705

Telephone: 208-384-3300    

E-mail: BLM_ID_BoiseDistrict@blm.gov

Contract $:

Public viewing: ? Temporary closed

EST: ?

Acre: 2.3186

Max cap: ?

Current pop estimate: 0

Notes:

IN THE NEWS – Boise

BRUNEAU OFF-RANGE CORRALS

– no active link at BLM website. Closed to disease in 2018 , 2019 had scheduled tours, and in 2021 they can be seen unloading horses there.

Owner: ? privately owned and operated

28536 Jacks Creek Rd, Bruneau, ID 83604

Contract $:

Public viewing: ? Temporary closed

EST: ?

ACRE : 80-acre facility contains 39 large holding pens, each pen measuring 70,000 square feet and capable of safely holding approximately 100 horses.

Max cap: 100

Current pop estimate: 0

Notes:

About the Corrals: The Bruneau Off-Range Wild Horse Corrals are privately owned and operated, and currently provide care for just over 1,120 wild horses. The facility staff has been caring for mares (some pregnant) gathered from the Owyhee Complex Herd Management Areas in Nevada last fall.   The tours will include opportunities to see foals born this spring at the Corrals. The 80-acre facility contains 39 large holding pens, each pen measuring 70,000 square feet and capable of safely holding 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. A veterinarian routinely inspects the horses and provides necessary medical care as needed. The BLM strives to place horses removed from the range into good private homes. -BLM-

SIMPLOT LIVESTOCK CO. operated this massive Bruneau facility where hundred of horses died

Another of their massive plots is Simplot land and Livestock map at 1301 Hwy 67, Grand View, ID 83624

https://www.simplot.com/beef_dairy_feeding/locations

IN THE NEWS – Bruneau

2018 https://www.americanwildhorsecampaign.org/media/bruneau-wild-horse-range-corrals-temporarily-close-due-strangles-outbreak

ILLINOIS

Ewing Wild Horse Holding Facility

Owner:

22295 Sheep Farm Road
Ewing, IL 62836
Phone: 800-293-1781?

Contract $:

5 yr $3,534,44410/1/20209/30/2025140L0620D0017

Public viewing: ?

CONTRACTED –  off-range corral that supports wild horse and burro management activities related to adoptions and sales throughout the Eastern States Region. The Eastern States region covers all 31 states east of and bordering the Mississippi River

EST: 2002

Acre: 55

Max cap: 300

Current pop estimate: 250 year round

Notes:

IN THE NEWS -Ewing

Kansas    

Hutchinson Correctional Center

Owner: Kansas Department of Corrections

1/4 mile west of Hwy 61 on G Street
Hutchinson, Kansas

Telephone: 620-625-7515

Contract $:

5 yr $2,906,3123/17/20183/16/2023140L0318D0003

Public viewing: NO

EST: ?

? Acre

Max cap: 350

Current pop estimate: ?

Notes:  All untrained animals are eligible for the $1000 incentive / BLM Adoption program

IN THE NEWS – Hutchinson

Montana

No facilities listed – transferred to surrounding state – need info

Nebraska    

Elm Creek Wild Horse and Burro Corrals

Owner: ?

P.O. Box 160
5050 100th Road
Elm Creek, NE 68836

Telephone: 308-856-4498

Contract $:

Public viewing: Yes / temporarily closed

EST: 1994

35 Acre

Max cap: 500

Current pop estimate: ?

Notes: avg 350-450 year round / mix of mares, geldings, burros and yearlings from most of the Western States

IN THE NEWS – Elm Creek

Nevada    

Northern Nevada Correctional Center

Owner: Northern Nevada Correctional Center

Carson City Prison Corrals
1721 Snyder Avenue
Carson City, Nevada 89701

Contract $:

$10,000,0006/7/20185/31/2023140L3918D0002

Public viewing: NO

EST: October 2000

? Acre

Max cap: 2000

Current pop estimate: ?

Notes: ADOPTION catalogs and results available on main page

Through this training program, wild horses and burros are gentled and trained before being adopted. About 60-80 wild horses and burros are trained and adopted at the facility each year. Each wild horse or burro receives approximately 120 days of training, but they are still “green-broke.” They will need daily training and handling by an experienced rider when they arrive at their new home.

Each wild horse or burro is only offered for adoption once during each event. This is an adoption, not a sale. The adopter must take proper care of the wild horse or burro for one year and at that time can apply for title. Once the title is issued the wild horse or burro will then belong to the adopter. 

IN THE NEWS – Carson City

Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Center

Owner: BLM

15780 Pyramid Hwy, Reno, NV 89510

Telephone: 775-475-2222;
Fax: 775-475-2053

Contract $:

Public viewing: YES, 6 days a week

EST: ?

? Acre

Max cap: ?

Current pop estimate: ?

Notes:  @BLMNevada Flickr

IN THE NEWS – Palomino Valley

New Mexico

No facilities listed – transferred to surrounding states – need info

Oklahoma    

Pauls Valley Off-Range Corral

Owner: ?

Contract $:

Website: https://paulsvalley.com/for-visitors/attractions-2/adoption/

Public viewing: YES, A drive-up interpretation center situated near the pastures allows visitors to view the animals as they leisurely roam and graze on the land.

EST: ?

Acre: 400 / 12 pastures

Max cap: 600

Current pop estimate: ?

Notes: All untrained animals are eligible for the $1000 incentive.

Adoptions are held on-site at the facility the second Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon.  A mixed group of 70-80 animals are offered at each adoption, often including burros and young horses

IN THE NEWS – Paul’s Valley

Oregon    

Oregon Wild Horse Corral

Owner: BLM

Aka / Burns – Hines Corrals
26755 Hwy 20 W
Hines, Oregon 97738

Contract $:

Public viewing: YES, The facility auto-tour route is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

EST: 1978?

Acre: ?

Max cap: ?

Current pop estimate: ?

Notes: @BLMOregon Flickr

IN THE NEWS – Burns / Hines Corrals / Oregon WHC

Utah

Axtell Off-Range Contract Wild Horse Facility

Owner: DESPAIN, KERRY, M (003559822)

AXTELL – HORSES
AXTELL – BURROS
13500 SOUTH 10490 WESTAXTELL, UT UNITED STATES

Contract $: not sure if the contract is for both horse and burros

$20,161,687.5008/01/2020? 2025140L0620D0014

Public viewing: ?

EST: ?

Acre: 32 / 40 pens

Max cap: 2250

Current pop estimate: ?

Notes: 13500 South 10490 West (mile marker 235.2 on Highway 89) in Axtell, UT

The corrals are located at 13500 South 10490 West (mile marker 235.2 on Highway 89) in Axtell, approximately six miles south of Gunnison or eight miles north of Salina. Please note that some phone map applications do not recognize this address.

IN THE NEWS – Axtell

Oct 2020 https://www.blm.gov/press-release/bureau-land-management-host-public-tour-axtell-wild-horse-corrals

Jul 2018 https://www.wildhoofbeats.com/blog/annual-tour-of-wild-horses-at-blms-axtell-private-feedlot-with-no-shade

Apr 2017 https://thehorse.com/110010/blm-quarantines-axtell-wild-horse-corrals/

Delta Wild Horse & Burro Corral  

Owner: BLM

Contract $:

Public viewing: YES, but due to recent July 2021 gather, no access allowed

EST: ?

? Acre

Max cap: 300

Current pop estimate: ?

Notes:

IN THE NEWS – Delta

SUTHERLAND OFF RANGE FACILITY

Owner: BLM 

Sutherland Off-Range Contract Facility
G & R LIVESTOCK INC
3890 N 4000 W
DELTA UT 84624

Contract $:

$9,015,500.0010/01/202009/30/2021140L0620D0066

Public viewing: NO

EST: ?

Acre:

Max cap: 1000

Current pop estimate: ?

Notes: 

IN THE NEWS – Sutherland

2020 https://millardccp.com/featured-local-news/54-featured-news/4890-wild-horse-to-corral-to-be-built-in-sutherland

aug 2020 https://www.blm.gov/press-release/bureau-land-management-expands-range-holding-capacity-excess-wild-horses-and-burros

Wyoming 

Mantle Adoption and Training Facility

Owner: Mantle Family

615 South Antelope Road
Wheatland, Wyoming 82201

Telephone: 307-331-2225

Email: mantle9@wyomingwireless.com

Contract $:

Public viewing: by appointment

EST: 1998

? Acre

Max cap: 200

Current pop estimate: ?

Notes: In 2021, the BLM celebrates 23 years of working with the Mantle Family to train and gentle wild horses for adoption. Each year, the Mantle Ranch cares for approximately 200 head of mixed-age and gender of horses. The Mantle Ranch is a family-based business consisting of Steve Mantle, Bryan Mantle and Katie Sherman, and Nick Mantle and his wife Kayla. Steve started working with wild horses in the 1980’s and both Bryan and Nick have 19 years of continuous time working in the family business with the wild horses and BLM. Their operation currently uses the Internet to place over 50% of the adopted horses. The facility offers on-site, and in-person adoptions by appointment. Their training methods involve simple safety, patience and consistency as the top priorities. They spend time observing the horses’ behavior, and then develop a training plan for each horse based on their specific needs. The BLM recently chatted with the Mantles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89laUSWnaKE

IN THE NEWS – Mantle

Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility

Owner: BLM

Telephone: 307-352-0292
From I-80, take Elk Street Exit 104 and turn north. After one mile, turn right onto Lionkol Road.

Contract $:

Public viewing: ?

only federal off-range corral and preparation facility in Wyoming.

EST: 1976

Acre: 24

Max cap: 800

Current pop estimate: ?

Notes: Brochure

IN THE NEWS – Rock Springs

Wheatland Off-Range Corral

Owner: ?

1005 North Wheatland Highway
Wheatland, Wyoming

Contract $:

Public viewing: NO, PRIVATE – BLM CONTRACTED – not open to the public (except for adoption / announced public events)

The facility contract was awarded in 2020 with the facility achieving an initial operating capability to begin receiving wild horses and burros on January 7, 2021. The facility was fully completed in 2021

EST: 2021

Acre: 100

Max cap: 500-3500

Current pop estimate: ?

Notes:

IN THE NEWS  – Wheatland

Wyoming Honor Farm

Owner: Wyoming Department of Corrections

Wyoming Honor Farm 
40 Honor Farm Road 
Riverton, WY, 307-352-0302

Phone: 866-468-7826

Contract $:

Public viewing: NO

EST: 1988

Acre: ?

Max cap: ?

Current pop estimate: ?

Notes:

IN THE NEWS – Honor Farm


PUBLIC OFF RANGE PASTURES

Deerwood Ranch – WY

Owner: Operated by Rich & Jana Wilson

This 4,700-acre ranch in the Centennial Valley west of Laramie, WY provides a natural home to 350 wild horses gathered from public rangelands throughout the Western United States. In addition to holding adoption and sale events throughout the year, the family-owned operation also offers opportunities for the public to stay on site or hold conferences or private events.

Public viewing: YES, by appointment

Max cap: 350

Location: 599 State Highway 11, Laramie, WY 82070
Phone: (307) 399-9956
Email: info@deerwoodranchwildhorseecosanctuary.com
Website: DeerwoodRanchWildHorseEcoSanctuary.com

Contract $:

IN THE NEWS– Deerwood

Wind River Ranch – WY

Wind River is located on grassland pastures within the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation. This is 1 of 4 Public Off-Range Pastures, in partnership with the BLM (Bureau of Land Management), in the United States and is open to the public. Additionally, this is the only one located on an Indian Reservation, specifically the Wind River Indian Reservation. The Oldham Family provides a free-roaming environment for 225 wild horses and offers tours by appointment. A visitor center features a curated, interpretative display describing the importance of horses in the culture and traditions of Native Americans. 

Owner: Oldham family

Acre: 900-acre, working cattle ranch known as the Double D Ranch

Public viewing: by appointment

Max cap: 225 (250 on website)

Location: 8616 Highway 287, Lander, WY 82520
Phone: (307) 438-3838
Email: WRWHS10@gmail.com
Website: WindRiverWildHorses.com

Contract $:

IN THE NEWS – Wind River / Double D

Mowdy Ranch – OK

Spanning wooded hills and open valleys in southeastern Oklahoma, 350 wild horses graze this 3,500-acre ranch owned by the Mowdy family, who have lived and worked there for five generations. On-site tours and lodging facilities are available. 

Public viewing: by appointment

Max cap: 350

Location: 16242 State Highway 31, Coalgate, OK 74538
Phone: (580) 927-5093
Email: mowdyranch@gmail.com
Wesbite: MowdyRanch.com

Contract $:

IN THE NEWS – Mowdy

Svaty Ranch – KS

Situated on more than 1,700 acres of pristine Kansas prairie south of the Smoky Hill River near Ellsworth, KS, the Svaty Ranch provides an idyllic home for 225 horses gathered from public rangelands throughout the West. Currently, appointments to adopt may be scheduled. 

Public viewing: by appointment

Max cap: 225

Location: 1016 Avenue J, Ellsworth, KS 67439
Phone: (785) 531-1967
Email: SvatyRanch@alishaquiroz6

Contract $:

IN THE NEWS – Svaty


MAINTAINING HERDS

https://www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro/herd-management/maintaining-range-and-herd-health  maintaining AML, gathers & removal, fertility

https://www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro/adoptions-and-sales/adoption-incentive-program  ADOPTION PROGRAM


BLM GATHER & REMOVALS

For a full list of all states removals on one page, click he