KBR Wild Horse and Burro Information Sheet
(Information and graphics courtesy of BLM, Colorado District Office)
Prehistoric zebras, wild horses and wild asses once roamed Colorado. Their extinction in North America occurred during the ice age.
Spanish explorers brought horses to America.
Indians acquired horses
Congress passed the "Wild, Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act," a result of Velma (Wild Horse Annie) Johnson's continued efforts and scores of school age children writing to their congressmen.
Legislation provided for the public adoption of wild horses and burros. This was the beginning of the Adopt-A-Horse or Burro Program.
The Colorado Wild Horse - Inmate Program was established. Inmates gentle and halter-train wild horses.
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