HAMILTON, TX — Seventy five wild horses will be available for adoption during a wild horse and burro event in Hamilton.
The Bureau of Land Management will host the two-day event and is offering up to $1,000 to adopt an untrained animal. The adoption incentive will be offered for every animal in Hamilton.
The animals offered at the event are adult and yearling horses and burros that once roamed free on public lands in the West. The bureau says they periodically remove excess animals from the range in order to maintain healthy herds and to protect other rangeland resources.
To qualify to adopt, one must be at least 18-year-old with no record of animal abuse. Qualified homes must have a minimum of 400 square feet of corral space per animal, with access to food, water and shelter. A six-foot corral fence is required for adult horses; five feet for yearlings; and four-and-a-half feet for burros. All animals must be loaded in covered, stock-type trailers with swing gates and sturdy walls and floors.
The event will be held on March 6 and March 7 at the Circle T Arena in Hamilton.