ALTURAS – More than 200 Devil’s Garden wild horses gathered from tribal and private land Sept. 27 through Oct. 2 in Modoc County are ready for adoption after having been examined by veterinarians at the Bureau of Land Management Litchfield facility, according to a Modoc National Forest news release.
The horses are receiving inoculations, Equine Infectious Anemia (Coggins) testing results and freeze-marks. Horses will be available for adoption by appointment only starting Thursday by calling Litchfield corrals directly at 530-254-6575 or 800-545-4256.
“The opportunity to adopt a wild horse while helping to improve the sustainability of National Forest and adjacent lands is a win-win situation,” said Forest Supervisor Amanda McAdams.
After deciding to adopt from one to four horses, the adopter must fill out two BLM forms: “Statement of Understanding” and “Application for Adoption of Wild Horse(s) or Burro(s).”
The BLM requires the applicant provide at least a 400 square-foot enclosed area with access to feed, water and shelter. The applicant must also provide a stock or horse trailer with a rear swing gate and covered top for transportation.
For pictures and information about the horses visit the Devil’s Garden Wild Horses Facebook page and the Modoc National Forest website at http://bit.ly/2aGcCsu.