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BLM plans auction for more than 450 wild horses

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Bureau of Land Management plans to auction off more than 450 wild horses in Utah.

The Feb. 21 auction in Herriman will include horses from the state's Cedar Mountain herd, which a BLM official says is related to horses once used by the U.S. Army in the late 1800s.

The herd features a variety of horses, including pintos, roans, buckskins and grays.

The auction will also include about 30 horses from Wyoming and Oregon and 50 burros from Utah's Sinbad herd.

Bids for the horses will start at $125. Buyers can get a "buddy" horse for another $25.

At an auction in Delta last month, just eight wild horses out of 300 were sold.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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