Kiger Mountain Mustang...beautiful !! No other horse in America is quite like the Kiger Mustang found on Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon. Most wild horses are of mixed influence and characteristics. while the Kiger Mustangs possess many characteristics of the original Spanish Mustang.

Kiger Mountain Mustang is found on Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon. Most wild horses are of mixed influence and characteristics. while the Kiger Mustangs possess many characteristics of the original Spanish Mustang.

Kiger Mustang-Wild horses from Oregon and descendants of Spanish Conquistadors horses. They are predominately dun colors - Buckskin, dun, & grulla - with other indicators of Spanish Barb influence.

"Kiger Mustang-Wild horses from Oregon and descendants of Spanish Conquistadors horses. They are predominately dun colors - Buckskin, dun, & grulla - with other indicators of Spanish Barb influence.

Spirit in real life!!! This is Santana, a kiger mustang stallion Photo by: @littlepistolannie

Big beautiful Buckskin horse with long dark mane has his head bowed down and standing on platform for a hug from his girl. This is trust. What a touching moment. Amazing and beautiful!

Kiger Mustangs... Descended from Spanish horses, this breed of mustang is found in Oregon.

Descended from Spanish horses, this breed of mustang is found in Oregon.

:: S P I R I T ::   Kiger Mustang, although he was bred he is a wonderful representation of the strength and beauty these historic horses carry. He was the muse for Dreamworks animated feature "SPIRIT~Stallion of the Cimerron" Now resides at Return to Freedom, welcoming guest from all over the world into his pasture...    (photo courtesy of Kimerlee Curyl Photography)

This just got moved up to the number 1 spot on my bucket list. Before I die I need to meet Spirit. He is a real horse that lives in California at Return to Freedom (a mustang sanctuary.

Kiger Mustang-Wild horses from Oregon and descendants of Spanish Conquistadors horses.

Sorraia breed - thought to be related to original Spanish mustangs. Return To Freedom, Lompoc, CA

Kiger Mustang

The science of the equine color genome is constantly evolving, so terms and classifications are not set in stone. Here is a sampling of some of the varied colors and patterns that occur in the Spanish Mustang.

'Kiger Mustangs. Evening shadows'. The Kiger mustangs live separate from the other herds. They didn't interbreed with feral stock horses as frequently as other herds and DNA testing shows they are closely related to the original Spanish horses brought to the New World. photo:  John Wheland.

The Kiger mustangs live separate from the other herds. They didn't interbreed with feral stock horses as frequently as other herds and DNA testing shows they are closely related to the original Spanish horses brought to the New World.

Kiger Mustangs...original watercolor by Cheryl R. Long (cherylrlong.com)

Kiger Mustangs...original watercolor by Cheryl R. Long (cherylrlong.com)

Kiger Mustang  When God created the horse, he said to the magnificent creature: I have made thee as no other.  All the treasures of the earth lie between thy eyes. Bedouin saying

Kiger Mustang When God created the horse, he said to the magnificent creature: I have made thee as no other. All the treasures of the earth lie between thy eyes.

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