Wild horse event in Waterloo looking to place horses in good homes

A local event is offering people a chance to own a wild horse.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is holding a wild horse event in Waterloo, Iowa. The sale will also possibly include burros and yearlings available for purchase.

Known for their strength and intelligence, wild horses can be well trained with patience and kindness. The BLM is looking to place these horses in good hands with those that are able to provide adequate feed, care, and appropriate housing facilities and pastures.

As well as the sale of the horses, the event will also feature TJ Clibborn, a trainer experienced in gentling wild mustangs. He is a member of the Trainer Incentive Program and has trained horses for competitions sponsored by the Mustang Heritage Foundation, a partner of BLM. He will be demonstrating training techniques on site.

The event runs June 15-16, 2018 at National Cattle Congress at 275 Ansborough Avenue, Waterloo, Iowa.

The animals will be available for selection on Friday from 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.. Purchasers receive immediate ownership on the day of the event.

Applicants can submit applications on site until the end of the event on Saturday.

For more information, call 1-866-468-7826 or visit their website here.