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located mostly in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska, offer long-term (usually for life) care of wild horses who are deemed unadoptable. This may be due to age, temperament, health issues, behavioral issues, or simply because the short-term adoption and holding centers were overcrowded and not enough horses were being adopted.

Once a horse goes to LTH (Long-Term Holding, although the word "Pastures" is replacing the word "holding") it is not available for adoption. This page is included just to show people what LTH actually looks like. BLM usually offers a couple of public tours each year.

Jackie Mousseau took this photo of horses on Long Term Pasture in Oklahoma, during a public tour.

Thanks to Angela Huston for this slide show of wild horse long-term holding facilities in Oklahoma:

Wild Horse & Burro Habitat Areas:

BLM-Managed Wild Horse & Burro Herd Management Areas:
Arizona  California  Colorado  Idaho  Montana  Nevada  New Mexico  Oregon  Utah
BLM Holding & Adoption Centers Long-Term Holding Facilities

Non-BLM Wild Horse Areas:
Atlantic Coast  Central USA 
State of Nevada Dept. of Agriculture (Reno-Area Comstock/Virginia Range "Estrays")
US Forest Service Wild Horse Territories  Sheldon USFWS 

Wild Horse Areas not included in this website: Indian Reservations, Private Lands