Quick Facts :
Originated in Oregon
Discovered in 1977
Direct Descendant of Iberian Horses
Average Height 13.2-16.0hh
Colors Include: Dun, grulla, red dun, bay, black, claybank.
Markings include: Leg barring, eye marks, ear outlines, and dorsal stripes.
The Kiger Mustang was created under the BLM wild horse program under the careful watch of E. Ron Harding, William (Bill) Phillips, and Josh Warburton. The basis of the Kiger Mustang is the Spanish Type Mustang, which are still found in small pockets throughout the Oregon desert in the southeast corner of the state. In 1979, priority for dun factor and particular Spanish traits were mandated for those horses that would become the Kiger.
The Kiger Horse is “baroque” in nature due to its round body contours with the neck arising from the top of the shoulder giving them an elegant, collected stance. The Kiger Horse should be balanced in proportions and should move with ease and without wasted energy. The Kiger Horse, on one hand, should give an impression of strength without being bulky while on the other should not be so refined as to convey frailty or extreme refinement.