Lorton Welcomes Western Mustangs Seeking Homes

A large temporary paddock in a section of the Meadowood Bureau of Land Management Area off Gunston Road in Lorton was filled with wild horses on November 2. There were wild horses or mustangs on display seeking adoptive homes.

Wild horses naturally form bands at the Wild Horse & Burro event

According to Fairfax Station Connection, “Sixty-one horses were available for adoption Friday morning at this annual event. Though some were born in captivity, most of the horses displayed were originally from Nevada ranges. For a low adoption fee of $25 each, those who can meet requirements for the animals’ shelter, food and water, and adequate trailering can leave the event with a horse or horses. Those adopters without confidence in their ability to “gentle” or train the horse, can arrange use of a trainer through the program, at a cost of $125.”

As per Fairfax Station Connection, “Twenty-two similar adoption events were held in the eastern portion of the country in 2019. At last year’s Lorton event, 26 horses were adopted. Intended as a two-day event, operations were halted due to safety concerns about working in the thickly muddied paddock after 12 horses were adopted and loaded. Horses are expected to return from their short-term holding area in Ewing, Illinois before year-end.”

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3 beds, 2 full,2 part baths

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6 beds, 6 full,1 part baths

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Property Type: End of Row/Townhouse for Sale

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.