Ever thought of adopting a wild horse? If you have ever dreamed of it then this is your chance because the U.S. government is offering $1,000 to anyone willing to adopt an untrained horse or burro. While many horse lovers didn’t have the possibility to adopt one now they have the chance to do that as they will also get a sum of $1000 from the government which will be a help to start with.
The government has the aim of finding homes for these amazing creatures as a result of overpopulation. It was the BLM that initiated the program called The Adoption Incentive Program and they did this for one reason. According to the official website of BLM this program intends to “reduce BLM’s recurring costs to care for unadopted and untrained wild horses and burros while helping to enable the BLM to confront a growing overpopulation of wild horses and burros on fragile public rangelands.”
BLM finds it difficult to manage great numbers of wild horses as it takes care of about 50.000 unadopted and unsold animals each year and this is a great challenge for them because it is thought that the numbers will continue to increase.
Those who will adopt one horse are going to receive $500 within 60 days starting from the day of adoption and another $500 within 60 days of obtaining a title for the animal. BLM emphasizes the fact that this sum is going to be received only if people adopt wild horses, untrained ones. Let’s hope this will make people more aware of horses and start dealing with these amazing animals.