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Young Mustangs Up For Adoption In Missouri

Young, wild mustangs from the western United States are coming to the Show-Me state needing owners. KSMU's Jennifer Moore reports.

The US Department of the Interior has gathered 60 mustangs—including yearlings, mares, studs and gildings—and will put them up for adoption in Humansville March 27th and 28th.Officials from the department say the wild mustangs are periodically gathered up because of an overpopulation of the wild horses, and also because they are hard on the land.There’s a minimal fee of $125 dollars for horses less than three years old, and a minimal fee of $25 dollars for animals three and older. Officials say those wishing to adopt the horses can keep them for the long term, but they must have sturdy corrals and a shelter directly attached to the corral.The horses are not trained.All animals up for adoption have been vaccinated, de-wormed, and blood-tested.The adoption event is being held at the Double J Ranch, located at number 10 East 350th Road in Humansville.

For KSMU News, I'm Jennifer Moore.

For More information:

Adopt-A-Wild Horse and Burro Program (U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management)

Directions for the Wild Horse and Burro Adoption:

From I-44 at Springfield, go north on MO State Road 13 for about 42 miles. Turn Left onto MO-N. After 0.9 miles, turn left on Mo-M. Go 1.8 miles, then turn right onto S 344th Rd. S 344th becomes S 5th Rd. Stay straight to go onto 350th Rd. Website to the ranch is www.doublejindoorarena.com.