October 29— The Bureau of Land Management manages and protects wild horses and burros on 26.9 million acres of public lands across 10 Western states as part of its mission to administer public lands for a variety of uses.
The Wild Horse and Burro Program’s goal is to manage healthy wild horses and burros on healthy public rangelands.
The Meeker Mustang Makeover coordinates closely with the Bureau of Land Management.
For more information about the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program, visit https://www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro
View this report on The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program which continues to make progress toward the goal of managing healthy wild horses and burros.
Oct 11, 2019– Nitis wasn’t always his name.
In reality, the young mustang has spent most of his life without a name, and without human contact, but now that’s what he’s called — it roughly translates to “friend.”
September 13– After the lights, the obstacle course, cow herding, and the horse-dancing to a favorite song… after the flashing cameras and more than 15 minutes of fame, came the end of the long good-bye.
September 15– Amidst all the excitement surrounding the Meeker Sheepdog Classic this weekend, the rodeo stands were jam-packed at the first inaugural Meeker Mustang Makeover held this past Friday at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds in Meeker, Colorado.
Gate receipts showed more than 600 people attended, and the Lions Club mounted a herculean effort having to go out for more food all night long to feed the crowd that came from all corners.
September 3, 2019– The brainchild of area ranchers, horse trainers, conservationists, and historians concerned about the growing populations of mustangs in western Rio Blanco, the Meeker Mustang Makeover is intended to showcase the stamina, intelligence and resilience of horses whose genetic history goes back to Spanish, Native American and early ranching pioneers.
May 16– Who can best tame the savage streak innate to horses taken from the wild?
That’s the gauntlet being thrown down in the new Meeker Mustang Makeover.