FIND MUSTANGS OR BURROS CURRENTLY IN TRAINING.
Check out the map to find an approved TIP trainer who may have animals available. You can also find TIP animals currently available for adoption in the TIP Facebook group.
MEET YOUR MATCH.
Be honest and upfront with your TIP trainer about your skills, time availability, and intended goals for your mustang. Your TIP trainer should demonstrate the skills of your potential new mustang or burro and provide details on training techniques used in gentling. Mustangs and burros are considered gentle when they can be haltered, lead, allow all four feet to be picked up, and willingly load in and out of a trailer.
If you desire training not included in the gentling requirements, discuss fees and additional training goals with your TIP trainer once the animal has been adopted through the Trainer Incentive Program.
REVIEW THE REQUIREMENTS TO ADOPT OR PURCHASE A MUSTANG OR BURRO.
All adopters and/or purchasers must be approved by the Bureau of Land Management prior to adoption or purchase. You must meet all adoption requirements outlined by the Bureau of Land Management.
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE BLM.
Complete the BLM adoption application available online or from your TIP trainer. Mail the completed application to the BLM office in your trainer’s state. Include a brief note at the top of your application stating the name of your TIP trainer and the freeze mark of the mustang or burro. Please retain copies of all paperwork for your records. Once your adoption is confirmed, BLM will send you a Private Maintenance and Care Agreement. Make a copy, sign and return by mail to your originating BLM office, along with your $125 adoption fee in the form of a check. NO cash will be accepted.
BRING YOUR MUSTANG or burro HOME.
Once you have signed and returned the care agreement, plan the pick up of your mustang with your TIP trainer. The TIP trainer will also provide you with a health record for your horse. After caring for your mustang or burro for one year, from the date of adoption, the BLM will send you a title application. There is no fee for the title. You’ll just need to have the application signed by one of the designated endorsers and return it. Upon receiving the completed application, the BLM will issue the official title to your mustang or burro.