The Mustang Heritage Foundation hosted a wild horse adoption Friday and Saturday at the Carbon County Fair.
Foundation horse trainer Tate Weber, Clawson, headed the adoption efforts over weekend. Weber is a member of the TIP program, which compensates horse trainers for their time training wild horses that are eventually adopted.
Weber said training wild horses required a different process than training domesticated horses because the wild horses tend to act skeptical and keep their distance while domesticated horses generally donвЂ™t exhibit apprehension.
вЂњYou never do find an end to it,вЂќ Weber said. вЂњIt seems like the more you learn, the more you realize there is a lot to learn about starting colts, riding horses and communicating with horses.вЂќ
UtahвЂ™s wild horse adoption facilities are in Gunnison, Herriman and Delta. The adoption fee is $125 and includes vaccination and training dues.
Five horses were adopted Friday at the fair. Representatives hoped to find new homes for more on Saturday.