Holding Facilities, Roundups, & Adoptions

Visit a Short-Term Holding Facility, Attend a Roundup, or Adoption

If you live in an area where there is a short-term holding facility where the public is actually allowed to access, take a trip over there! Same goes for a roundup, click here for the current 2014-2015 roundup schedule.

If you go to a holding facility, remember to:
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  • Bring either a still camera or a video camera if you have one
  • Use a tripod if possible for any telephoto photos and video, it will immensely help the quality of your footage
  • If you have questions while you're there, politely ask them!

An example of a report after a visit to a holding facility, courtesy of Lisa Friday

If you attend a roundup, remember to:
  • Again, bring either a still camera or a video camera if you have one (or both!).
  • If you have long lenses, those can be very beneficial to bring the action in closer
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  • Use a tripod when taking telephoto images if you can!
  • In most cases, a 4-Wheel Drive capable vehicle is recommended in order to access the roundup site.
  • Bring lots of water and some food as you will likely be out all day.
  • Binoculars and/or a spotting scope are also recommended for being able to see horses/burros from a distance. A tripod is essential when using a scope.
  • If you see something of concern or dangerous (like a loose panel in the corral, etc) alert one of the BLM personnel near you.
If you attend an adoption, remember to:
  • Take your still or video camera
  • Write down tag numbers of animals in distress and politely ask questions
  • Find out about the horses at the adoption; where captured and when
  • Tell your friends who might be interested in adopting to come with you

If you have questions about the above, please don't hesitate to email or call us. We'll try to help in any way we can. Thanks so much for caring.


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