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LOOKING FOR BUCKSKIN-COLORED HORSE? BLM IS OFFERING SOME FOR ADOPTION

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Buckskin-colored wild horses, a variety not often available to the public, are being offered for adoption through the end of the month, Bureau of Land Management officials say.

The lighter-colored animals are relatively rare among the 1,900 wild horses known to roam public lands throughout the state, BLM spokesman Dave Henderson said."It just so happens that the Mountain Home herd, where these horses came from, contains a higher percentage of buckskins," Henderson said. "Eight out of the 30 excess horses rounded up from the Beaver County herd turned out to be light-colored."

In addition to the eight buckskins, he said several mares with foals and yearlings are available for adoption.

To qualify, Utahns must have adequate facilities and means to care for an animal, be at least 18 years old and have a trailer to transport the animal. A $125 adoption fee also is required.

To make an appointment to view the animals, call the BLM's Delta office at 543-6411.