Only a few days left to apply to bid on your next dressage champion for the ghastly starting bid of $125!
The BLM now conducts year-round online adoptions for the horses that have been removed from public lands, and every adoption always seems to have a handful of horses who can put on quite a show. Of the 100+ horses and burros on the online adoption, here were a few who got darn good marks from our “experts”. With a little TLC and some training, just imagine these guys coming down center line!
A 9 for impulsion: We would deem this quite elastic and supple. Well played, Darwin.
Even with the extra chub she’s packing, this gal is getting some swell air time!
I would say that hind end looks rather engaged.
What this gelding lacks in breeding, he makes up for in bobby socks. He’ll clean up nice!
This 2 year-old wins the anti-gravity award. In Wild West Dressage, that’s definitely a thing.
Turn on the haunches, anyone?
Never be confused with 200 other bay warmbloods at a dressage show ever again! Good or bad, the judges won’t be able to look away from this one, and at a healthy 15.2 hands, this pretty lady is ready to cover some ground!
I know knee action is a passing dressage fad, but why not have some fun with it while it’s here? The experts give this gal four enthusiastic hooves up!
Let’s you and me do some half-passing together. Please and thank you.
Did you know that you can compete with a burro in almost all recognized USDF events except for team selection trials? And I’ll add that this little guy clearly has a solid overtrack at the extended walk. #justsayin
If any of these critters interests you, you have until August 12 to fill out an adoption application and place an online bid. Horses and burros can be shipped to various facilities around the country, and there are a few groups on Facebook where you can often find east coast/southern BLM enthusiasts who pool their funds to get their horses shipped home. For more information, visit the BLM’s online adoption page and call the field office of the horse you’re interested in, and they’ll be happy to help.
Note: The author of this post is also a volunteer information officer for the BLM, so if you have any questions about adopting, getting help with the gentling process, or what to expect, feel free to email her at [email protected].