The Kiger Mustang is a rare horse breed. It is mainly used as a mount. The breed originated from the
The Kiger Mustang has qualities that are quite similar to the ancient Spanish horses that were brought to the
The Kiger Mustang has small and curved ears. Its neck is arched and muscular. The withers are long and rather pronounced. The body is short, too, with a narrow chest and a low-set tail. The shoulders are well formed and well muscled. Kiger Mustangs stand at an average height of 14 to 15 hands (56-60 inches, 142-152 centimeters).
Personality and Temperament
The Kiger Mustang has a good working attitude. It is obedient. It shows a marked willingness to learn and obey instructions. Similar to most Spanish Mustangs, the Kiger Mustang is also very adept at working with cattle.
History and Background
During the early period after European colonization, there were a lot of Spanish Mustangs freely roaming certain parts of the
When more and more people started coming to the
Nowadays, the Mustangs that can be found in the
It was in 1977 that a herd of seemingly-pure Spanish Mustangs coming from the remote
The herd was cared for. Harding and company also made sure that the herd would remain pure of foreign influences. This herd was the beginning of the Kiger Mustang horse breed. In 1988, the Kiger Mesteflo Association was formed to preserve the genes and the bloodlines of the Kiger Mustang.
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