Wild horse adoption events successful, some horses still available

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ALTURAS — The Modoc National Forest held its third Wild Horse Adoption Event April 8-12 at the Double Devil Wild Horse Corrals, and has seen 219 older horses placed so far, according to a news release. Thirty-eight have been adopted and 181 older than 10 years old, sold with limitations.

After undergoing more than three adoption attempts, horses younger than 10 at the Double Devil Wild Horse Corrals are now available for sale with limitations for $25 for the first 30 days and $1 beginning May 13. This includes a total of nine mares and 12 geldings younger than 10 still in need of good homes.

An October gather of the horses was prescribed by the 2013 Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory Management Plan to help address impacts on aquatic resources, wildlife, grazing and traditional cultural practices. The plan designates an appropriate management level of 206 to 402 adult wild horses. There are an estimated 3,900 on and around the territory.

Call 530-233-8738 to schedule appointments to view and pick up horses from the Double Devil Wild Horse Corrals. See https://go.usa.gov/xQ3r3 for more information about all Devil’s Garden Horses and their territory.

The link above also provides links to information about Devil’s Garden horses now available at the Litchfield Corrals for adoption through the Bureau of Land Management. All wild horses and burros held at the Bureau of Land Management are eligible for placement in private ownership through the BLM’s sales and adoption programs. This includes wild horses from the Modoc National Forest Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory.

Originally published by the Herald and News.

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