Printing & Signage
Earth Friendly Blocks
Wild Horse Training
If you are interested in adopting a trained or untrained Horse or Burro, please email the BLM at: [email protected] Please review the adoption/sale fees and BLM requirements for adopting one of these beautiful animals.
To request a tour of either facility or arrange an adoption contact us.
After passage of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses Act in 1971, the BLM became the managing agency responsible for protecting the wild horse habitats on BLM land. The first wild horse gather in Arizona occurred in 1977 and was conducted near Alamo Lake in the west central portion of the state. Since that time, more than 12,000 wild horses have been captured and removed from the public rangelands in western Arizona.
Arizona is home to more wild burros than any other state. To maintain their population at about 1,600 animals (a level that the desert habitat can support) range and animal health, the BLM continues its population control program by gathering excess horses and burros and offering them to the public through the BLM’s Adopt-a-Horse Program.
Our facilities, located at the state prison in the town of Florence, Arizona, include a training center within the prison itself and the holding center open to public view where adoptions are finalized.
Horses and burros are fed and cared for at the Florence BLM holding facility, situated across from the prison complex about a mile from the intersection of Butte Avenue and Route 79 in Florence.
The public can view the facility from the parking area and can view animals by appointment (due to the corona virus we currently are not open to the public).