Catalog of December, 2016
Horses Needing Placement

From the Northern Nevada
Correctional Facility, Carson City, NV

PLEASE NOTE
The catalog is now divided into sections:
Available, Adoption Pending, Adopted
and Link to the Video.

We're looking for good homes!

The Virginia Range horse herd, managed by the Nevada Department of Agriculture, is believed to be the largest publicly owned horse herd currently remaining in the US. The horses are managed through the cooperative efforts of the department and various qualified non-profit horse groups. While the emphasis of this management is passive population control (fertility control,) horses do occasionally spread out into the outskirts of urban areas and onto busy highways. Those that present a clear and continuing danger to motorists, and that return to busy areas after relocation attempts, do have to be removed.

Per state law the Department is permitted to work with qualified non-profits to facilitate the proper and humane placement of the horses that have been picked up. But state law also requires the Department to dispose of any horses that are not placed with in a proscribed time at the livestock sale. Therefore every effort is being made by all parties to get these horses placed.

The Department has recently turned these horse over to qualified non-profits for placement and they are currently being held at the Fernley 95A Speedway thanks to the generous accommodations of Speedway owner Dan Simpson.

Please note that the color descriptions were made by the department. Horses listed as "cremellos" may actually be light palominos or double dilute roan buckskins.

  HORSES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

2130C: Bay stud (gelded): Star, LR coronet
Picked up in Mound House (US-50)

2130F: Black mare: Small star
Picked up in Mound House (US-50)
(Paired with the nursing foal, 2130I)

2130I: Bay colt (Too young to geld): Star, strip, snip, RR sock, RF pastern
Picked up in Mound House (US-50)
(Paired with the mare, 2130F)

PLEASE NOTE: The pair 2130F and 2130I are once again available. The adopter's land purchase fell through!

There have been some more accidents on State Route 341 so, unfortunately, we expect to see a few more horses needing homes in January. Please stay tuned as this catalog will be updated if they also need placement.

  HORSES THAT HAVE ADOPTIONS PENDING

(No adoptions are pending at this time)

  HORSES THAT HAVE BEEN ADOPTED

2128A: Cremello stud (gelded): Blaze, LF/LR/RR socks
Picked up in Pleasant Valley (US-395A)

2128B: Bay stud colt (gelded): RR pastern
Picked up in Pleasant Valley (US-395A)
ADOPTED

2128C: Black mare: Star, LR sock, RR pastern
Picked up in Pleasant Valley (US-395A)
ADOPTED

2128D: Sorrel filly: Wide blaze, LR/RR socks
Picked up in Pleasant Valley (US-395A)
ADOPTED

2129A: Dark bay stud (gelded): Star, nipped ear
Picked up in Mound House (US-50)
ADOPTED

2129B: Bay mare: Small star
Picked up in Mound House (US-50)
(Waiting for larger image)
ADOPTED

2129C: Bay mare: Star
Picked up in Mound House (US-50)
(Waiting for image) ADOPTED

2129D: Sorrel stud (gelded): Star, broken strip
Picked up in Mound House (US-50)
ADOPTED

2129E: Pinto (Sorrel & white) mare: Star, strip, all four stockings
Picked up in Mound House (US-50)
ADOPTED

2130A: Appaloosa stud (gelded): Star, strip, snip, LR/RF socks
Picked up in Mound House (US-50)
ADOPTED

2130B: Pinto (Tri-color/Bay) stud (gelded): T Star, strip, snip, all four stockings
Picked up in Mound House (US-50)
(Foaled in April, 2009)
ADOPTED

2130D: Pinto filly: Star, broken strip, snip, LF/RF sock, LR/RR stockings
(Foaled in April, 2014)
Picked up in Mound House (US-50)
ADOPTED

2130E: Bay mare: Blaze, RR/RF socks
Picked up in Mound House (US-50)
ADOPTED

2130G: Black mare: No markings
Picked up in Mound House (US-50)
ADOPTED

2130H: Pinto filly: Blaze, LF/LR/RR stockings, RF sock
Picked up in Mound House (US-50)
ADOPTED

2130J: Bay filly: Star
Picked up in Mound House (US-50)
ADOPTED

2130K: Appaloosa filly: Star, short strip, LR/RR socks
Picked up in Mound House (US-50)
ADOPTED

2130L: Pinto filly: Blaze, blue right eye, all four stockings
Picked up in Mound House (US-50)
(Foaled April 15th.)
ADOPTED

2130M: Cremello mare: Star, strip, snip
Picked up in Mound House (US-50)
ADOPTED

2130N: Bay filly (orphan:) Faint star, snip, Appy speckles, LR/RR socks
Picked up in Mound House (US-50)
ADOPTED

Important Updates:

Space was made temporarily available for the unadopted horses at the Fernley 95a Speedway, cutting the costs of holding these horses in half. However the cooperating non-profits still need to cover costs of hay and other supplies and expenses.

PayPal Donations (button on the right) are collected by Least Resistance Training Concepts (LRTC) and will be used for expenses associated with getting these Virginia Range horses boarded and properly placed with adopters and/or sanctuaries. All PayPal funds received during December will be posted to the ledger for this effort.

You can help
cover the
board bills!

We're all volunteers.
All donations go
to actual costs.

The following video of the unadopted horses was taken on December 9.

New Horse Adoption Plan 95a Speedway from Greg on Vimeo, 12-9-16.


Adoption fees typically are $125.00. The participating non-profits have already covered the costs for Coggins and health certificates required for interstate travel.

For more information or to view the horses please contact Anna Orchard at 775-722-6960 or Kelly Hyatt at 775-530-7741 to make arrangements to gain access into the Speedway.

A downloadable version of the private adopter adoption form can be found here.

follow what's going on, ask questions, request adoption applications and see additional information on the NNCC Virginia Range Horses Facebook page.

Bonna-fide sanctuaries that can take entire family bands will be given preference when it is in the best interest of the horses.

A great deal of on-line information discussing how wild horses process and react to the human environment, respond to training and successfully domesticate can be found by visiting the LRTC Wild Horse and Burro Help Desk.

Thank you for your patience. We're working on this placement project while also responding to range emergency calls and other tasks.

This adoption project is a joint effort of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, Horse and Man's "Drop in the Bucket Fund," Least Resistance Training Concepts and the Virginia Range Sanctuary.


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