BLM suspends wild horse and burro adoptions due to icy conditions. Freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall from the latest round of winter storms have created unsafe conditions in moving the animals into the loading area.
Until conditions improve all Wild horse and burro adoptions at the BLM Litchfield Corral outside Susanville are temporarily suspended. Emily Ryan, manager of the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office said “The horses are safe in their pens that have no deep snow, but the alley connecting the pens to the loading area is very icy.”
The corrals currently hold about 400 wild horses and 331 wild burros. They are kept in pens that average about five acres in size. The BLM will announce when adoptions will resume. Information on the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program, including adopting an animal, can be found at blm.gov/whb.