The Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Department of Corrections – Silver State Industries are hosting a saddle-trained wild horse adoption event. Fifteen wild horses from herd management areas on BLM-administered public lands in California and Nevada and some born in facilities in Nevada will be available on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center located at 1721 Snyder Avenue, Carson City, Nevada.
Public viewing begins at 9 a.m. and a competitive-bid adoption, conducted by an auctioneer, follows at 10 a.m. The starting bid on all saddle-trained horses is $150.
The animals range in age from four to six years old and vary in weight and color. The animals are trained at the NNCC by inmates and receive at least 120 days of training.
A catalog of the BLM wild horses offered for the Oct. 15 adoption is posted on-line at http://on.doi.gov/1DP3LhB. Frequently asked questions about the program are answered at the same site.
Directions to NNCC:
• From Minden: Take U.S. 395 North (Carson Street). Take Snyder Avenue (NV State Route 518) east for 1.5 miles. Turn right (south) at the NNCC sign and look for directional signs at the far south end of the facility.
• From Reno: Take I-580 South/U.S.-395 South. Follow to Fairview Drive in Carson City, exit 38. Go east (left) roughly 0.3 miles. Turn right (south) onto Edmonds Drive and go about 2.5 miles. Turn right (west) onto Snyder Avenue. Turn left (south) at the NNCC sign and then look for directional signs at the far south end of the facility.
Potential adopters are asked to enter the NNCC from the north side and watch for signs and event personnel at the extreme south end of the facility directing event participants to the horse corrals and parking.
NNCC rules prohibit the public from wearing any blue clothing, blue jeans, tank tops or shorts at the auction. Also, please no tobacco products, cell phones, cameras or recording devices.