New foals will be born each year and a corresponding number of 2-4 year old horses will be selected from the herd to be trained by Adel area ranchers and prepared up for adoption.
A training facility with the capacity to care for up to 30 wild horses has been built near Adel, Oregon and is already in use. It was funded by a 5-year one million dollar BLM grant as part of a cooperative agreement with the Beaty Butte Wild Horse Training Facility, a non-profit organization. The Beaty Butte horses are top quality and there have already been adoptions of these much sought after horses. (The horses in training now are selected from the Beaty Butte horses being held in the Burns BLM Holding Corral until the herd returns and begins expanding, maybe in two years or so.) As the horses will need to be gathered annually for fertility control and for selection for training, area ranch families will work with the BLM to develop trap systems that the horses will become accustomed to and enter with much less stress.
Here are photos and descriptions of the Beaty Butte horses that are now in training, and will be available for preview and adoption during our April 13-14 event: