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Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Event in Willis on Friday & Saturday

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a two-day wild horse and burro event May 17-18, at the Willis Ag Barn and Arena in Willis, Texas.

The event begins Friday, May 17, at 10 a.m., and will feature 120 animals for adoption. Adoptions take place May 17, noon-6 p.m. and Saturday, May 18, 8 a.m.-noon.

As part of the program’s efforts to find every horse and burro a good home, BLM now offers up to $1,000 to adopt an untrained animal. This incentive is offered for every animal in Willis. On July 26, 2021, BLM announced additional steps to secure the health and safety of animals through the Adoption Incentive Program, including conducting inspections of wild horses and burros within six months of the adoption date.

Animals offered at the event are adult and yearling horses along with burros that once roamed free on public lands in the west. BLM periodically removes excess animals from the range to maintain healthy herds and to protect other rangeland resources. The Adoption and Sale Program is essential for achieving these important management goals. Since 1973, BLM has placed more than 280,000 of these animals in approved homes across the country.

BLM staff will approve applications onsite. To qualify:  

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old with no record of animal abuse.
  • Homes must have a minimum of 400 square feet of corral space per animal, with access to food, water, and shelter.
  • Corral fence must meet height requirements:
    • Adult horses – 6 feet
    • Yearlings – 5 feet
    • Burros – 4.5 feet; and
  • Trailers must be stock type, covered, with swing gates and sturdy walls/floors.

The Willis Ag Barn and Arena is located at 13551 Rogers Road, Willis, Texas. For more information, call 866-468-7826 or visit www.blm.gov.

May 17, 2024
Open: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Adoption at noon

May 18, 2024
Open: 6 a.m. – noon

Wills Ag Barn and Arena 
13551 Rogers Rd
Willis, TX 77378

Event details:

  • Approx. 80 horses and 40 burros available

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