Bureau of Land Management at the Wild Mustang Ranch

We welcomed 25 BLM members from all over the U.S. to WMR

The Bureau of Land Management’s mission is to protect the US nations’s wild horses and burros while maintaining healthy public lands for future generations to enjoy for years to come. Wild horses and burros roam areas of public lands that receive very little precipitation, often traveling several miles on a good day to locate food and water. And yet these fast-growing herds continue to overpopulate the very land they need to sustain themselves and be healthy. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 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.

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The BLM estimates there were approximately 82,883 wild horses and burros on BLM public lands as of March 1, 2023. The BLM has taken important steps in recent years to bring herds back to sustainable levels. Since 2018, the BLM has gathered and removed more than 64,000 wild horses and burros from overpopulated herds, which is more than triple what was accomplished in the previous five years. Safely gathering and removing animals is the only way to make meaningful reductions in herd size in the near-term. Removed animals are offered for adoption to qualified homes, or eventually transferred to a contracted pasture for lifetime care.


Read: the top 5 things you should know about the Wild Horse and Burro Program


The BLM works to place excess animals into private care through its Adoption and Sales Programs.


That’s where we step in…. 

We are very passionate to educate people about Wild Mustangs and to find them good 

homes all over the world.


Wild Mustangs have captivated the public’s imagination and are celebrated for their beauty, resilience, and connection to the history of the American West. They are an important symbol of freedom and the untamed spirit of the frontier. 


We love what we do and we want to share our passions for the Mustangs and educate people about the serious situation with the Wild Mustangs.  The BLM plays a significant role in managing the wild horse and burro populations. They are responsible for the protection, conservation, and sustainable Management of these animals. They need the BLM and us as supporters more than ever. We are their voice! 

On May 3, we were so honored to welcoming 25 BLM members from all over the United States, who play a big role in the future of the Mustangs.


The BLM visit on the Wild Mustang Ranch was extra special to us, because only in February 2023 we had adopted our beloved “Okeechobee 8” from a BLM Adoption Event in Okeechobee, FL. 


Some of the BLM members have been at that event and knew our Okeechobee 8. To see the transformation of these eight horses specifically, after just a short time on the ranch, was eye-opening and heart-warming. Seeing the well-being of the Okeechobee 8 was validation for the BLM’s hard work and dedication, knowing that places like our ranch exist to care for these amazing animals.


 Read: From Pen to Pasture and the Moments Between

We were so thrilled to share our Wild Mustang Ranch and even had a couple of members stepping in the round pen to work with one of our Okeechobee 8.


One of them stepping in was Demetris. The experience with one of our Okeechobee 8 was very moving while witnessing the human-horse-connection. In only a couple hours, Demetris was able to remove the neck tag from one of our mustangs that was still mostly untouched. This is an incredible moment for both human and horse. 

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Our training philosophy. No force. Only free will!


Taking off the tag is emotionally something you cannot describe. YOU HAVE TO FEEL IT!

The horse no longer just a number. Our Mustang #8520 in that moment became “Halo” as named by Demetris. 


Demetris listened to the horse, connected and at the end gained the trust of this once wild Mustang. 


The FIRST TOUCH is very special, but to take a tag off is indescribable, too. 

All based on trust without any force. 


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We hope that you will do as much as you can to learn and share the work that the BLM is doing to help American Mustangs. Not everyone has to adopt, but being curious about the wild horses and maybe a little education will help to raise awareness. Support the BLM mission by spreading the word maybe helps to find more of this iconic and beautiful animals a good home. Let’s be their advocate.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.



Wild American Mustangs are a true treasure of American land…let’s all do as much as we can to treat them that way. 



With passion – your WMR-Team.

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