MOFFAT COUNTY, Colo. — The Bureau of Land Management found homes for 15 wild horses on Tuesday, all from the Sand Wash Basin‘s Herd Management Area in Moffat County.
Located in northwest Colorado, the Sand Wash Basin is home to one of the few remaining herds of free-roaming wild mustangs in the United States. It is also a destination for four-wheeler and dirt bike enthusiasts.
Since 1971, the Bureau of Land Management has placed more than 235,000 wild horses and burros into private care. Many become pleasure, show or work horses.
Tuesday’s adoptions were made possible, in part, by the Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary in Deer Trail. It’s an organization that helps with herd documentation and fertility control, as well as mustang training, adoption and sanctuary.