Items

Forums
 
BLM Mustang Adoption Incentive Will Pay You $1000
 By Winniefield Park   •   4th May 2019   •   1,039 views   •   0 comments


In an effort to control the population of wild horses and buros in the U.S. midwest, the federal government is offering an incentive to anyone who adopts a wild horse or burro. The Adoption Incentive Program allows adoptees of wild, untrained and unhandled horses and burros to collect $1000. The animal can be adopted through BLM facilities, off-site events and on the Online Corral but canít have come through any training program such as the Mustang Heritage Foundation and training incentive program trainers are not eligible. Animals bought through sales events are also not eligible. BLM employees, employees that work for organizations that work with BLM and their immediate families are also not eligible. And, the animal must be purchased after March 12, 2019.

There is a $25 fee to apply to the program. Adoptees will receive $500 within 60 days of adopting the animals. They will then receive another $500 within 60 days of receiving title on the horse. The title proves that ownership of the animal has been transferred from the BLM to you. Later on, if you decide to sell, the title must go with the horse or burro.

The incentive is offered because the long term keep of these animals costs far more than the incentive being offered. The cost to keep a horse over its lifetime is around $50,000 per horse. The BLM claims that there is an overpopulation of wild horses and burros that threaten their health and the health of the ecosystems they live in. Taxpayers currently fund the care of about 50,000 wild horses and burros in BLM facilities each year. In 2018, the BLM sold and adopted out about 4600 horses, but the population growth continues to exceed the rate of placing these horses with private citizens.

While $1000 per horse for up to four horses sounds like a generous incentive that amount can easily be spent on shipping alone depending on where the horse will be transported to. And, if the new owner chooses to have the horse trained, the costs can easily exceed $1000. For many people, the yearly cost of a horseís upkeep will exceed that amount. Proving only perhaps, that thereís no such thing as a free horse, even when it comes with an incentive.
Horse News More PB Articles About:  BLM,
Horse News More In This Category:  General      Horse News More From This Author:  Winniefield Park
 Related Horse News
The BLM and Mustang Population Control
27th Dec 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In the year 1492, horses returned to the Americas after an absence of several thousand years. These horses arrived in the holds of the first ships to cross the Atlantic Ocean from Europe. Today, there are still feral herds roaming ...
Euthanization Imminent for Wild Mustang Herds in Western Utah
27th Apr 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Once again, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is coming under criticism for mismanaging Mustang herds, this time, in western Utah. On drought ravaged lands, Mustangs are being blamed for a shortage of grazing. However, proponent ...
BLM Blocks Media From Horrific Experiment on 200 Horses
3rd Sep 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The Cloud Foundation and American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, along with veterinarians and congressmen agree that spaying is a poor option for controlling the number of free roaming Mustangs in the American West. They very m ...
BLM Mustang Adoption Incentive Will Pay You $1000
4th May 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In an effort to control the population of wild horses and buros in the U.S. midwest, the federal government is offering an incentive to anyone who adopts a wild horse or burro. The Adoption Incentive Program allows adoptees of wil ...
Wild Horses Safe For now
5th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
There is good news, at least temporarily, for those who are against the culling of wild horses in the American west. Last July, the House Appropriations Committee voted to remove from Interior Department budget passages outlining ...
California Wild Roundup Horses To Sell For One Dollar
14th Oct 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Animal rights activists are angered after the U.S. Forest Service, a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that looks after the national forests and grasslands, began the roundup of about 1000 wild horses. The horses are be ...
Controversial Wild Horse Senate Bill
1st Nov 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A controversial bill is headed to the US senate. Those who approve of the measures set out in the bill, which includes sterilizing mares, say it will effectively control the size of the wild horse herds, ensure the humane treatmen ...
BLM Offers $1000 Incentive for Horse Adoption
12th Mar 2020   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Wild horses and burros continue to be available to the public with a $1000 incentive. The horses and burros, removed from public land by the BLM, are being offered for adoption and the incentive should help new owners with the cos ...
Forest Service In Oregon To Brutally Reduce Herd Size
3rd Jun 2020   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In Defense of Animals is petitioning to halt the sterilization program being planned by the U.S. Forest Service in Oregon that will brutally reduce the herd size and cause harm to horses in the Oregonís Big Summit wild horse herd ...
BLM Wild Horse Management in Question
22nd Aug 2020   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In this good news, bad news video from ABC News Prime 'Itís Not Too Late', host Ginger Zee takes a look at the evolution of the BLMís management of wild horses on Americanís public lands. The BLM claims there are too many horses, ...
  View More PonyBox Related Horse Articles
 More News by Winniefield Park
🐎 ! Velocity Undefeated at 1,332 Consecutive Jumpoff Wins
28th Nov 2021   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
With a best jump of 102.75 inches and an undefeated jumpoff record of 1,332 - 0 at the age of 16, ! Velocity, a 11.3 hand Thoroughbred mare, has just captured the top PonyBox rank. Bred by Elmos Colourblind Ink, her earnings total ...
🤠 Love Valley North Carolina Old West Video Tour
27th Nov 2021   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Love Valley is a place that looks like time forgot. Located in the Brushy Mountains north of Statesville, North Carolina itís the brainchild of one man who decided to live out his childhood dream of living in the old west. Take a ...
🛳️ Explore The Shetland Island Vacation Cruise
26th Nov 2021   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
As more tourist destinations become available, many of us are planning trips once again. For fans of cruising, The Shetland Islands is a unique port of call that features the iconic Shetland Pony. Beloved by children, but original ...
Best of Breed Riding Helmets and How They Are Tested
24th Nov 2021   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Purchase an ASTM-approved riding helmet made specifically for equestrian sports and youíll be confident that your head will have good protection if you fall off. But not all helmets are created equal. The Helmet Lab research group ...
🐎 Girls Dominate PonyBox Top 10 Horses for November
21st Nov 2021   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Once again the girls dominate the recent PonyBox top ten rankings with only three stallions making the grade. ...
Video of Woman Ousted from Pony Club for Kicking and Slapping Horse
20th Nov 2021   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A woman who was caught on video kicking and slapping a horse who refused to load onto a trailer has been ousted by Pony Club. After avoiding the trailer, the horse gets loose, although others were there to keep it contained. But w ...
🥇 Show Jumping Removed from Pentathlon After Shocking Video
19th Nov 2021   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Less than six months after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) has voted to remove show jumping from the 5 sports that make up Modern Pentathlon. The move comes after a video of a rider an ...
Horse Like Creatures Still Unexplained by Science
16th Nov 2021   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Eel horses, kelpies, nessies, these are just a few horses and horse-like creatures you wonít find on any horse breed list. Are they just part of legend, meant to scare naughty children into behaving, or are they truly out there, e ...
  View All News by Winniefield Park
 
©2002 - 2021   PonyBox LLC Create Account Advertise Terms Privacy Contact Us
269 Members Online 270,949 Registered Members 2,982 News Articles 12,956,424 Unique News Article Views 312,781,493 Website Views