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Wild Horses

Wild horses nuzzle each other in 2013 at the Deerwood Ranch outside of Laramie. 

LARAMIE (AP) — A Wyoming wild horse sanctuary that was the first such facility to be sponsored by the government is holding a horse auction in June.

The Bureau of Land Management says the adoption will be June 7 and 8 at Deerwood ranch west of Laramie.

Deerwood Ranch is home to about 350 wild horses. It's a public pasture for excess wild horses removed from overpopulated herds.

The adoption will include horses trained by the Mantle family in Wheatland and up to a dozen untrained yearlings from the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility. The untrained horses will be adopted on a first-come, first-served basis for a $25 fee and their adopters are eligible for cash incentives.

During the adoption, Deerwood will offer public tractor rides to view the horses.

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