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How to Adopt a Wild Horse

  • Published Sunday, March 13, 2011, at 12:05 a.m.
  • Updated Sunday, March 13, 2011, at 2:49 p.m.

Through a partnership with the Kansas Department of Corrections, the Bureau of Land Management offers gentle wild horses for adoption.

The animals have been halter- or saddle-trained by inmates in a rehabilitation program.

Adopters must be pre-approved by the BLM to adopt horses at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility in Hutchinson.

Appointments are necessary to view and adopt horses at Hutchinson. To schedule an appointment, call 620-728-3296, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Hutchinson facility is 1/4 miles west of K-61 highway on G Street in Hutchinson.

Adoption fees for trained wild horses at Hutchinson range from $200 to $750, and is payable in cash or check only.

Upcoming events

On June 10-11, the Hutchinson Correctional Facility will hold an open house with trained mustangs available for adoption.

On Sept. 8-10, a similar adoption event will be held at the Crawford County Fairgrounds in Girard.

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