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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.
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