Prospective adopters must have a sturdy corral at least 20 feet by 6 feet for each horse with an attached shelter. A stock-type trailer is a must, rather than ramp trailers or side-by-side two-horse trailers.
The animals can be seen from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. today and the adoption event takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Good Evening Ranch.
The Bureau of Land Management has adopted out more than 230,000 wild horses and burros since the program began in 1972.
The horses up for adoption this weekend range in age from yearlings to 5 years old.
Adkins said she has had plenty of phone calls from people wanting details about the event, and she expects a good turnout.
It's the first time Good Evening Ranch has been the site for a wild horse adoption. The 500-acre private enterprise, which has nearly 200 horse stalls, a 5,000-seat arena and a zoo, welcomed the event.
"We've been doing a lot of equine events recently," Adkins said. "They contacted us and we agreed."
Thomas Hamm is the owner of the property, located at 1458 Groves Road in Canvas. For more information call 877-595-5448 or visit to www.goodeveningranch.net.
More information on the federal adoption program is available at www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov.
Contact writer Cheryl Caswell at cher...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4832.