Wet Nose Wednesday is a great way to find the pet dog of your dreams.  But if you want an animal with a little more horsepower (bad pun intended), then the Bureau of Land Management or BLM has an opportunity for you this Saturday, June 8th.

75 horses and burros from overpopulated herds in Wyoming, Nevada, Utah and California will be available for adoption via auction starting at 9:00 a.m. Saturday at the MetraPark Inner Field.  The minimum opening fee per animal is $125.  The competitive bidding will continue on each equine until 5:00 in the evening.

Would You like to see the Stock before the Sale?

Absolutely you should shop around if looking for a new equine for the homestead or farm operation.  So on the day before, Friday the 7th between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m., c'mon over for a preview of the horses and burros.  You can find the livestock you wish to bid upon, get a sense of their nature or temperament, or just come see these powerful animals.

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Some of these are still a little Wild

Please be fully aware that they used to run free over stretches of western public rangeland.  You may be taking on quite a handful.  But the BLM has an incentive of up to $1,000 to adopt an untrained equine.

Additionally, a free clinic on first touch gentling techniques will be available the day after the sale on Sunday the 9th from nine in the morning to three in the afternoon.  Mustang Matt will impart his wisdom on handling your new friend for effective or enjoyable use for years to come.

Heehee, you may even adopt and register a burro as an Emotional Support animal.  Give it a red vest and walk it into any store.  Okay, I'm just kidding!!

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Amtrak Empire Builder from Chicago, Illinois to Havre, Montana

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A Former Montana Wild West Attraction is For Sale

On the Continental Divide west of Helena sits a one-of-a-kind property called Frontier Town. The former tourist attraction comes with a heck of a story. It's listed for $1.7 million.

Gallery Credit: Michael Foth

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