KBR Wild Horse and Burro Information Sheet

James Crabtree Correction Center
(Northwest Oklahoma, near Enid)

Since 1992 the James Crabtree Correctional Center has provided its unique wild horse adoption and training program to the public.


Due to staff and space restrictions the program currently keeps about twenty horses on site at any one time. The length of training varies from 60 to 120 days; however some exceptions occur depending on the individual horse. Inmates are trained to conduct the training program. Training costs are approximately $3.33 per day or $100.00 per month., feed included. At this time there is a lengthy waiting list of horses scheduled for this training program but the adoption program is still accepting applications. Horses trained through this program should be able to meet the following requirements before being returned to their owners:
  1. Catch and halter

  2. Saddle and ride without incident

  3. Change gaits from walk, trot to lope on command

  4. Turn both directions, stop and back up

  5. Pick up all four feet.


Approximately seven months out of the year the program also has wild horses available for adoption through the BLM. Horses are available to preapproved adopters and appointments can be made through the Oklahoma Inmate program.
New horse arrivals
Coming down the ramp
A new "class" hanging around the corral

To apply for adoption approval, contact the BLM at (800) 237-3642. For more information about the Oklahoma Inmate Wild Horse Adoption and Training Program, please call Shawn Terrel at (580) 852-3221 or write:

Oklahoma Inmate Wild Horse Program
Rt. 1, Box 8
Helena, OK 73741

  O.I.W.H.A. Gallery

This is a new project which we are working on. We will provide links to mustangs in the KBR Mustang Gallery which came through the Oklahoma program.

Click on each picture to see the horse's gallery page.


If you own a horse which came through this program and would like to have it included in the KBR Mustang Gallery, please email Willis Lamm.

This is not a BLM operated or BLM sponsored site. It is run by private wild horse and burro enthusiasts. We are thankful to the Oklahoma Inmate Wild Horse Adoption and Training Program for providing the information which is presented here.

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