Who Wants a Burro?

Great deals on horses and burros. Come on down to Redlands and test ride one this Saturday.

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If you've been thinking about getting a wild horse or burro, Saturday is the day you've been waiting for.

About 15 of animals will be up for adoption Saturday at Sundance Ranch in Redlands as part of the Bureau of Land Management's adoption program.

"The mustangs and burros were gathered from public lands in California and Nevada, have been wormed and vaccinated, and are in excellent health," according to organizers.

The adoption fee is $125 per animal, and adopters will need to be preapproved. All participants will then be placed in a lottery for the chance to have first dibs on an animal. The application process begins at 8 a.m. There is a limit of four animals per adopter.

"Animals not selected during the lottery adoption will be available for adoption on a first-come, first-served basis for the remainder of Saturday. Adoption fees may be paid by cash, check, or credit card," according to organizers.

There are a few rules. Adopters must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have adequate facilities
  • Have the financial means to care for the animal(s)
  • Have some experience training or raising a horse or burro
  • Be a resident of the United States
  • Have no convictions for inhumane treatment of animals
  • Bring a nylon web halter and 20-foot, cotton lead rope for each animal.
  • Bring a stock trailer to transport the animal(s) -- drop-ramp trailers will not be allowed.

For more information, including the title transfer process and other stipulations, visit wildhorseandburro.blm.gov or call 800-951-8720.

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