Sunday, May 10, 2009

BLM offers $500 to Adoptors

Wild Horses Up For Sale In Kellyville

Posted: May 08, 2009 5:24 PM EDT Friday, May 8, 2009 5:24 PM ESTUpdated: May 08, 2009 8:27 PM EDT Friday, May 8, 2009 8:27 PM EST

About 80 mustangs and burros are up for adoption.
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KELLYVILLE, OK -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is offering a little extra for adopting a wild mustang this weekend.

About 80 mustangs and burros are up for adoption. The department periodically takes them from the range to keep herd sizes from becoming too large.

The Kellyville adoption is a test site for a new incentive -- $500 for people who adopt horses that are more than 4 years old.

But for some of the new owners, it's not about the money.

"I just have always been in awe of them," horse owner Glo Wilson said. "Just a dream, a dream of mine always to own one. I'll go back to work tomorrow, and everybody'll think I'm crazy, but it's my dream, not theirs."

Said Tim Weaver, another horse owner: "It's nice to hear them run across your pasture in a group and listen to them thunder. I don't know, I just like having them."

The adoption continues Saturday at the Creek County Fairgrounds in Kellyville. The adoption fees start at $125.

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