The “Kiger” Auction has ended and several of the horses are still available.
The “Kiger” is basically a “range bred,” highly managed, wild horse from the South Steens in Oregon. Horses from the Kiger and Riddle HMA’s, taken from the range this past July, can be “breed” registered with the various Kiger breed registries.
Here is BLM’s explanation is of “Kiger.: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/burns/wildhorse/kiger.php
117 animals were offered at the adoption event and 88 found homes.
Here is the link to the BLM site listing photographs of horses from that event:https://www.blm.gov/adoptahorse/onsitegallery.php?horseCategory=291
Here is the adoption results link showing which horses were adopted and how much they went for: http://www.blm.gov/or/resources/whb/files/kiger_results.pdf
These two caught me at the roundup:
#1230, 8 year old stud
#1225, 12 year old stud
Here is a quick video of showing these two offload and and vaccinated. This was taken the day after they came off the Riddle. I do not know the tag number of the mare, But Tara Martinak of BLm is very familiar with the horses and can help you if you contact the Burns Corral.
It was suggested that I name the horses to help recognition. I do not often name horses. I have seen thousands and simply remember them… but here goes… the 8 year old has the “Spirit” of the range in him, strong. The 12 year old stays very close to him like a “Shadow.” The mare is amazing in that she survived an attack from something big or bad accident… so she is “Grace.”
I am heading back out and need help. http://WildHorseEducation.org
Edited to add:
This guy was pulled out of the group of studs being released, the day of release, and sent to holding. Because he had a bit of white on a rear. The objective of the roundup was to “get the white out.”