Wild horse and burro sale underway in Central Texas

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BELTON, Texas (KWTX) Fifty wild horses and burros rounded up on public lands in the West went on sale Friday at the Bell Expo Center in Belton

(BLM photo/file)

The Bureau of Land Management’s 24th annual Wild Horse and Burro Expo runs from noon to 6 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Purchasers must be able to provide adequate feed, care and an enclosed area such as a corral, stall or barn for the animals and must also have a pasture adequate to sustain them.

The horses and burros are adults and yearlings that once roamed free on public lands, but that were rounded up in order to maintain healthy herds and protect rangeland resources.

The BLM has sent more than 235,000 horses and burros to good homes since 1973.

At 9 a.m. Saturday, there will be a show featuring trained wild horses and burros.