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WILD HORSES AND BURROS FIND GOOD HOMES DURING BLM ADOPTION AT THE 2017 CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS
(CHEYENNE, Wyo.) – Last week at Cheyenne Frontier Days, the Bureau of Land Management, the Mantle Ranch Wild Horse Adoption and Training Facility, the Mustang Heritage Foundation, and Madison “Mustang Maddy” Shambaugh worked to show visitors from around the world the potential in every wild horse and burro.
The week ended with the successful adoption of 17 wild horses, 2 burros and 1 mule. Two horses, a 2-year-old sorrel gelding and a 3-year-old black gelding received matching high bids of $2,100. The two horses were saddle-started and trained by Bryan and Nick Mantle. This is the second year in a row that BLM and its partners were able to adopt every animal brought to Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD).
Each day during CFD, visitors enjoyed demonstrations from both Mantle Ranch and Mustang Maddy. Visitors also had the opportunity to enjoy America’s Mustang Experience, a 40 foot interactive trailer filled with videos and information about mustangs and the public lands they live on. America’s Mustang Experience is possible through a partnership between the BLM and the Mustang Heritage Foundation. More information about America’s Mustang Experience can be found at www.americasmustang.com.
The Mantle Ranch Adoption and Training Facility has been a contract wild horse training facility for the BLM since 1998 and have over 26 years of professional experience. Wild horses are gentled at Mantle Ranch using pressure and release techniques and many horses from the ranch are offered at BLM adoptions. The Mantle Family offers on-site and in-person adoptions by appointment. To schedule an appointment at the Mantle Ranch call 307-322-5799 or visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MantlesWildHorses.
Madison Shambaugh is a lifelong equestrienne who’s life mission is to promote and showcase the mustang and raise awareness of America’s Wild Horses. Together with her liberty team of former wild mustangs, accompanied by a unique herd of zebras, Madison travels the county to share her training methods and advocate for wild horses. Madison’s message is every horse has a potential for greatness; it is up to us to help them reveal it. You can learn more about Madison at www.mustangmaddy.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MadisonShambaugh.
The Bureau of Land Management conducts several wild horse and burro adoptions all over the country. Information on upcoming adoptions can be found online at www.blm.gov/WHB. The next adoption in Wyoming will be August 15-19 at the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas, Wyoming and will feature halter-started and saddle-started horses trained at the Mantle Ranch.
For more information on the Cheyenne Frontier Days wild horse and burro adoption, please contact Kristen Lenhardt at 307-775-6015.