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Archive for Sunday, July 14, 2002

Wild-horse auction planned in Lawrence

July 14, 2002

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The Bureau of Land Management will offer about 80 horses and 20 burros for adoption Sept. 27-28 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Oral bidding will begin at 10 a.m. both days. The minimum bid on the animals is $125.

To qualify to adopt a wild horse or burro, individuals must complete an application and supply information about where the animal will be kept. Adopters must be 18 or older.

Additional information can be found on the bureau's Web site at www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov.

A weeklong mentoring workshop detailing how to work with wild horses will be Sept. 23-29 at the fairgrounds. Instructors from Least Resistance Training Concepts Inc. will demonstrate hands-on gentling during the event. The company is supported and sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management. Spectators are welcome.

To register for hands-on participation, call Janet Tipton at (801) 554-4431 or go online at www.whmentors. org/whw/whw02inf.html.

The Hutchinson Correctional Facility also offers horse and burro adoptions on the first and third Friday of each month. Contact Ted Schafer at (620) 662-2321.

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